In a village in the Sara Buri district of central Tʜᴀɪʟᴀɴᴅ, several dogs pursued a big Asian water monitor lizard up a telephone pole. The gigantic lizard climbed the pole to escape a band of stray dogs who had ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋed and bit it. However, it became stuck and had to be rescued. After spending an hour wrapped up on a pole outside a house in the Mueang area, the “Tua Hia,” also known as “Tua Ngern Tua Tong,” attracted a crowd of neighborhood residents.
The people were afraid that the animal may become electrocuted and die like three sluggish lorises in the province of Songkhla. The people were worried that the enormous animal may harm the community’s electrical system and result in a power outage, on the other hand.
Suwit Yaemubon, the homeowner, dispatched two rescuers to bring the monitor lizard back, but it wasn’t a simple job. The rescuers climbed a ladder, wrapped a rope around the lizard, and taped its mouth shut. The lizard was taken back down, placed on a motorcycle, and released in an area with less people where it shouldn’t be ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋed by soi dogs.
Suwit asserted that while strolling ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to his fence, he noticed the lizard sitting nearby. Then, out of concern that it could try to enter his home, he chased it away. The ʜᴜɴᴛ was joined by a pack of soi dogs, who bit the lizard as it ran up the pole.
In Tʜᴀɪʟᴀɴᴅ’s cities, monitor lizards and people frequently coexist. However, issues can appear on occasion. One of the largest Asian water monitors ever seen, weighing 100 kg, disrupted a home in the southern Thai province of Nakhon Si Thammarat in March. In May, a monitor lizard became lodged in a pipe in the Bang Khen area of Bangkok, causing a flood that considerably slowed down traffic.