Large monitor lizard dies after being run over on busy Buangkok road

Large monitor lizard dies after being run over on busy Buangkok road
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A Stomp contributor alerted the citizen journalism website to a video circulating online which shows a monitor lizard in the middle of a busy road in Buangkok.

A netizen recorded a live video of the large reptile on his Facebook page at around 6pm on Feb 3.

In the video, the lizard can be seen motionless on the second lane of the road.

There were several vehicles around it.

According to The Straits Times, the presence of the reptile caused a minor traffic jam.

Drivers had to slow down their vehicles to avoid running over the creature.

A driver said that the monitor lizard had moved to the side of the road when he left the area.

It was however killed later on after getting hit by a car, reported

on Facebook

@ upper Serangoon toward Hougang before kpe entrance .. opposite the new hdb To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email”

Posted by 明健石林 on Friday, 3 February 2017

Said Deputy chief executive officer of Acres Mr Kalai Vanan: "Water monitor lizards are commonly found throughout the island. Unfortunately, because we are heavily urbanised, wild animals often get stranded, and in this case, fall victims to traffic accidents."

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