Cheeky monitor lizard plays in hotel swimming pool

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1jkpdy3pwbcyhs/VRP42633.mp4?dl=0

A cheeky monitor lizard was spotted playing in a hotel swimming pool.

Footage shows the lizard dipping in the water before hotel staff tried scooping it up with a net in Bangkok, Thailand on June 18.

Onlooker Chularak Barisri said: ‘I just woke up and looked out of the window when I saw the lizard. I was glad that the staff did not hurt it.’

The lizard was pulled up from the pool by a brave male hotel officer using a metal catching pole with a noose and was taken with him to release into the wild.