Thai man almost loses home to monster monitor lizard

Alicia Tan
Gigantic monitor lizard tries to get in a house in Thailand
Gigantic monitor lizard tries to get in a house in Thailand

What do you do when you witness your house being broken into by a freakishly huge monitor lizard? Record the whole incident down of course.

Attanai Thaiyuanwong was in for a rude surprise on Sunday when he arrived back at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, to find an unwelcome visitor trying to get into his house.

The intruder was a giant monitor lizard, that looked as tall as an adult human, was standing upright on its hind legs with its mouth around the door knob.

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In Thai tradition, monitor lizards are believed to bring good fortune to those who encounter them. Known as "Tua Ngern Tua Thong", Thais also call the reptiles "Hia!" which apparently means "F**k!".

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Thaiyuanwong also posted a video on his Facebook which documented how he and his family tried to handle the situation.

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According to a translation by Coconuts Bangkok, a man can be heard shouting in Thai, "Hia is in our house. It's f**king huge!", while a dog barked in the background.

A woman then said: "They say if you throw a coin at it, it will go away!"

The group continued to debate off-camera on what to do until the giant reptile wagged its tail, and everyone screamed.

Later, an unidentified man was seen trying to lure the lizard away with some rope.

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It remains unclear if the monitor lizard was successfully removed, but seeing as Thaiyuanwong has been updating his Facebook page, we're assuming he's unharmed and the lizard returned to where it came from.

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