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Monitor Lizard Found Roaming The Streets Of South Pattaya


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#1 Rimmer

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Posted 2013-04-04 14:16:18

Monitor Lizard found roaming the streets of South Pattaya

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PATTAYA:--On Wednesday afternoon rescue services were called to a small road close to the Highway Police Station on the Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya to remove a Monitor Lizard from the street as parents and other concerned residents feared the animal could harm their children.

Rescue Workers arrived and found that residents had already captured the Lizard which measured 1.3m in length and weighed an estimated 30kgs. One resident, Khun Pongsak aged 40 was the first to spot the animal and ran inside his apartment after shouting at children playing in the street to do the same.

Full story:http://www.pattayaon...-south-pattaya/


-- Pattaya One 2013-04-04



#2 craigt3365

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Posted 2013-04-04 14:38:06

Ha!  We get these in our village all the time.  Nasty devils.  Took 2 guards and one neighbor to capture the last one and take it away.  Haven't seen the track marks again up my walls, so maybe it's gone by now.



#3 memkuk

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Posted 2013-04-04 16:52:33

1.30 m !? That's a baby. We have them in the canal, bordering our garden, up to 3 meters.

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Posted 2013-04-04 16:58:57

He is a 'Cloud Monitor Lizard'  The one living in my garden is still a young guy, he has much brighter colours than this older one and is about 18" long.



#5 ALFREDO

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:08:40

What a crazy fuss about an animal.

 

Be happy you have some Fauna.

Everything is eaten here in Isaan as soon as it is in sight! Nothing left here, in Chayaphums, Udon Thanis countryside!

The last and only time I saw such a Lizzard in a similar size here in my Village, was as he was dead already and thrown in the fire to start the prepare for eating process! blink.png



#6 rubberduck

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:10:42

I would buy a lottery ticket with a number ending on 30, this animal might bring good luck.

Edited by rubberduck, 2013-04-04 17:12:11.


#7 Suffinator

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:14:02

Where else would this poor creature go after the Thais and their greed have raped its natural habitat?crazy.gif



#8 Estrada

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:19:27

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.



#9 Cardiff1963

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:35:46


Where else would this poor creature go after the Thais and their greed have raped its natural habitat?crazy.gif


Which of course you can never accuse the West of ever doing

#10 circusman

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:39:01

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.

3 meters would make it another species.



#11 Fgis

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Posted 2013-04-04 17:52:08

What evidence we have that they can be aggressive except their teeth ?



#12 ThaiKiwi

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Posted 2013-04-04 18:00:28

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.


I wonder how they know the difference between a wild dog and a domesticated one.



#13 pluto_manibo

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Posted 2013-04-04 18:20:00

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.


I wonder how they know the difference between a wild dog and a domesticated one.

Probably by the taste, tenderness and gamey flavour! ;)



#14 OMGImInPattaya

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Posted 2013-04-04 18:22:19

All lizards of the monitor family are of above average intelligence for reptiles and the ones found in Thailand are harmless to humans. They make good mousers/ratters as well. I've seen many on the park laws in Bangkok but never in Pattaya. Thais don't seem to like them, however, and their Thai name of "hia" is the ultimate insult if directed at another Thai (don't ever do it as it's fighting words).

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Posted 2013-04-04 18:41:06

What evidence we have that they can be aggressive except their teeth ?

The one we caught put up a heck of a fight.  3 guys, one really big, wrestling with it to get it out of the moo baan.  Big concern was all the pets around.  It would have bitten and looked to have a good set of teeth!



#16 bangarang

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Posted 2013-04-04 19:09:45

I would buy a lottery ticket with a number ending on 30, this animal might bring good luck.

Seems like everything in Thailand supposedly brings good luck. 



#17 bangarang

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Posted 2013-04-04 19:13:16

They dont seem that dangerous. I saw them all the time in Rama Park in Bangkok, but locally here in Phuket I only saw one big one crossing the road in Koh Yao Noi, seems like a start to a good joke though. Why did the monitor lizard cross the road? Maybe he notice the BBQ pit being set up by the locals. :P



#18 candypants

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Posted 2013-04-04 19:15:31

another hia roaming the streets of pattaya, you would think folks were used to it by now 



#19 aguy30

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Posted 2013-04-04 20:02:03

Update: further investigation has shown that it is actually an old bar girl that is now living and working at the coconut bar near Beach Road and Soi 9.



#20 khaowong1

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Posted 2013-04-04 21:53:15

The first one I ever saw was down in Rajburi.  I was walking along a canal road on the way to the temple, and one crossed in front of me, had to been about 6' long.  I about pee'd my pants.  thought it was a gator.  I did notice their wasn't a soi dog within a hundred yards.  laugh.png 



#21 vijer

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Posted 2013-04-04 23:54:47

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.

3 meters would make it another species.

 

There are a lot of species of monitor lizards and all of them are considered large reptiles ranging in size from 12 - 310 cm so 3 m is not out of the ordinary.  I have seen many on the back roads in Bang Na that I would say were around 2 feet long.



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Posted 2013-04-05 00:16:28

While I doubt an adult has much to worry about, small children and animals do.  Besides being carnivorous some species of monitor lizard are believed to be venomous.  On the other end of the scale is the largest of the species the komodo dragon, which has 57 forms of bacteria growing in its mouth that is so deadly that you may die even if you manage to escape after being bitten. The largest Komodo dragon weighed in at 166 kilos!  Komodo's can run upto 20km/h!



#23 Ohio

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Posted 2013-04-05 09:58:30

We have them up to 3 metres long around my Moo Bahn in Bangkok. Leave them alone, they don't attack humans, but are pretty useful for keeping the snakes and wild dog populations down. Not to mention the fighting cocks the factory mechanics are breeding up the road.


I wonder how they know the difference between a wild dog and a domesticated one.

The Taste ?????

 

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#24 DRONGOH

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Posted 2013-04-05 10:12:51

There are many of them in Jomtien !! And most of them drive motor taxis and tuk-tuks. And they do hurt, not only children!!



#25 Potosi

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Posted 2013-04-05 13:10:38

I would buy a lottery ticket with a number ending on 30, this animal might bring good luck.

Seems like everything in Thailand supposedly brings good luck. 

 

There are whole industries making money with hogwash. My GF has a booklet that translates dreams into lottery numbers. Dream of an elephant for example, the corresponding numbers are 11 and 77.







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