4ft Long Monitor Lizard Hiding In Mini Van

This is the moment men use a stick to poke out a monitor lizard hiding underneath a minivan.

The 4ft long reptile had scampered inside the new white truck while it was parked up in Ayutthaya, central Thailand.

Eagle-eyed passerby Punlert Insri, 35, spotted the creature’s tail hanging down and alerted the driver before the engine started up.


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One man poked a small tree branch through the side of the bus while another coaxed out the reptile from behind with a stick.

Eventually the adventurous lizard dropped out and tried to make his escape into nearby bushes and over a garden wall.

But the group of men cornered the critter – a common wild pest in the country – before catching him and moving him into nearby jungle with a lake for it to bathe in.

A man tries to poke out the monitor lizard from the van

A man tries to poke out the monitor lizard from the van

The lizard runs out from the side into nearby bushes

The lizard runs out from the side into nearby bushes

Punlert said: ”We didn’t want him to get injured when the car started up. So we had to use sticks to get him out of the wheel chassis.

”They’re not the easiest creatures to catch. They will bite and scratch so we didn’t use bare hands. So we had to use sicks.

”It’s good luck for us if we release a lizard like this back into the wild. We chased him down, caught him and took him to a wild area with a pond.”

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