30kg monitor lizard causes commotion at Butterworth Court Complex

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): A surprise visit by a 30kg monitor lizard caused a commotion at the Butterworth Court Complex on Tuesday (Oct 2).

The reptile was found in a drain near the car park area in the complex.

Northern Seberang Perai Civil Defence Force (APM) squad head Abdul Aziz Ibrahim said a team was dispatched to the scene after the office received a call at 10.59am from a member of the public to inform on the presence of the lizard.

“Upon arrival, we found the monitor lizard, about 1.5 metres long, in a drain. We managed to bring it out using a catcher rope, but the rope snapped and the lizard broke loose. It went under a police car parked there.

“It took us about 20 minutes to catch the reptile, which we had to chase down,” he told reporters when met at the scene here Tuesday.

Abdul Aziz said monitor lizard would be released at its natural habitat.

“It is the biggest and the longest monitor lizard ever caught by us,” he said. - Bernama

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