In a horrifying incident, a giant lizard entered a supermaket in Indonesia creating panic among locals. A videoo of the same is doing rounds on the internet. The original video tweet of the incident racked up nearly a million views before it was deleted.
In the video, an almost 6-foot long lizard can be seen climbing up the shelf and knocking down the food packets. Leaving a huge mess in its wake, the lizard appears to settle comfortably on the top shelf, flicking its tongue.
“The shelves are ruined! Oh my God,” a witness can be heard saying in the video.
Watch the video here:
VIDEO: Giant Lizard climbing up Thailand’s 7-eleven supermarket shelves as it raids the store for food pic.twitter.com/di2yQeYrqq
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 7, 2021
It is speculated that the giant lizard was trying to escape the humid outdoor temperatures.
Also in 2015, Bangkok tourists spotted a giant water monitor lizard traversing along the city’s sewage system, just beneath a sidewalk grate.
About Giant Lizards:
Also known as Water monitors, giant lizards are commonplace in Thailand and at up to 8ft in length are the second largest lizard in the world, after the Komodo dragon, which is also a type of monitor.
The semi-aquatic creatures are known for their powerful jaws and legs, in addition to their superb climbing abilities.
There is no denying that a bite from any species of monitor lizard can be downright painful as monitors have been known to crush bones in humans. Beyond the danger to the skin, bone, and surrounding tissue, monitor lizard bites are also venemous, resulting in swelling and excessive bleeding.