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Godzilla-esque creature climbs store shelves in Thailand

By :The Report Desk
Published : Apr 09, 2021 12:54:00 PM | Oddity

Shoppers got more than they bargained for at a Thailand 7-Eleven store when a giant monitor lizard walked in and climbed store shelves.

People can be heard screaming and laughing in the background as the lizard reaches the top of a shelf and sprawls out near an ice machine.

Narumpa Tangsin recorded the now-viral video on his phone in Nakhon Pathom, a town just outside Bangkok, according to video news website Newsflare.

A store employee called the police who then brought reptile handlers to catch the Godzilla-esque creature. The handlers dragged the lizard out of the store and lured it towards a nearby brush. 

Asian Monitor lizards tend to live in canals and ponds in considerably humid climates. It’s unknown why the monitor wandered into the 7-Eleven but it could have been looking for food due to recent months of dry weather with little rain.

Monitors can live up to 22 years in captivity and some can reach almost six feet in length. It's the second largest lizard in the world behind the Komodo dragon.

Source: CBN News