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Giant lizard climbs store shelves in 7-Eleven Thailand

Shoppers got more than they bargained for at a 7-Eleven store in Thailand when a giant monitor lizard entered and climbed the store shelves.

People can be heard screaming and laughing in the background as the lizard reaches the top of a shelf and sprawls out near an ice cream machine.

Narumpa Tangsin recorded the now-viral video on his phone in Nakhon Pathom, a town just outside of Bangkok, according to video news site Newsflare.

A store worker called the police who then brought in reptile handlers to catch the Godzilla-esque creature. Handlers dragged the lizard out of the store and lured it to a nearby brush.

Asian monitor lizards tend to live in canals and ponds in considerably humid climates. It is not known why the Monitor wandered into the 7-Eleven, but he could have been scavenging for food due to the last few months of dry weather with little rain.

Monitors can live up to 22 years in captivity and some can reach almost six feet in length. It is the second largest lizard in the world behind the Komodo dragon.



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