“Kev” the giant reptile is newly ensconced on the Gateway Island walking trail and gaining plenty of admirers.
This life-sized sculpture of a Megalania – a formidable reptilian hunter from the Pleistocene era – is the brainchild of Kevin Ennis of the Wodonga Men’s Shed. Kevin spent months fabricating the monolithic mega fauna out of steel and concrete.
Growing up to 7 metres long, Megalania used speed, massive jaws with serrated blade-like teeth and a venomous bite to hunt prey. Everything from birds eggs and chicks to giant marsupials were game for this predator, the largest land-dwelling lizard known. We are glad this Kev isn’t actually alive!
A big thank you to the steady crane operating hands of Brent O’Malley, from M & K Oates Transport, who ably transported and craned the 700kg sculpture into place.
“Kev” joins “Cuddly” the mega fauna lion sculpture in the regional parks to remind just how amazing nature is. Our thanks to Ian and the Wodonga Men’s Shed team for their assistance throughout this 9 month long project.