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Monitor Lizard Found Roaming The Streets Of South Pattaya

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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.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/81680/monitor-lizard-roaming-streets-south-pattaya/

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-- Pattaya One 2013-04-04

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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! ;)

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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!

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