Motorcycle riders carry monitor lizard in Thailand


This is the bizarre moment two motorcycle riders were seen carrying a live monitor lizard.

The pair are believed to have caught the creature in a nearby home in Ang Thong province, central Thailand on May 19.

They were seen cruising along a busy dual carriageway with the beast taped up to stop it from fighting. It was in the pillion passenger’s lap while the rider steered the vehicle.

Onlooker Trakoonsak Wornrarien said: ‘I was driving past the house where the lizard was found. The house owner was frightened and called the rescuers.

‘This was the first time I saw such a huge lizard no wonder the resident was so scared. The rescue team then helped catch it.’

The two riders were part of a rescue team and later released the animal back into the wild away from any homes.