Shocked residents drag giant monitor lizard out of villa

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/aoz2o6wou5dni7b/VRP21310.mp4?dl=0

This is the amusing moment shocked residents used a pole to drag a monitor lizard intruder out of their villa.

The cheeky reptile rampaged into the house when the door was left open by the owners in Phuket province, Thailand on March 28.

Can Tibukoglu said he called his friends for help as he was terrified of the huge creature that appeared to be looking for food.

He said: ‘I asked my friend for help catching it. We were first using a stick to take it out but it was torn and it ran back inside again. When we used the steel pole it behaved and let us drag it out.’