Sense of Hunger
An Adult Bengal monitor sensing the environment for any prey with its hypersensitive forked tongue that can taste and sense the air particles in the air. These input signals are then sent to the pair of Jacobson’s sensory organs present right above the roof of the mouth. These reptiles constantly forage in search of food. They are generally grey or greenish-grey in color, with a ventral pattern of grey to black crossbars from the chin to the tail. These markings are generally darkest in the western parts and lightest in the eastern parts of the geographic range. These ventral markings typically become lighter, and the ground color darker, with age. Thus, adults display a less pronounced, less contrasting pattern than younger Bengal monitors.