Huge monitor lizard dies after being run over by car in middle of busy road at Buangkok

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A Stomper alerted Stomp to a video circulating online showing a monitor lizard in the middle of a busy road in Buangkok.

A netizen recorded a live video of the large reptile on his Facebook page at around 6pm yesterday (Feb 3).

In the video, the lizard can be seen motionless on the second lane of the road. 

There were several vehicles around it.

According to The Straits Times, the presence of the reptile caused a minor traffic jam.

Drivers had to slow down their vehicles to avoid running over the creature.

A driver said that the monitor lizard had moved to the side of the road when he left the area.

It was however killed later on after getting hit by a car, reported Roads.sg.

Said Deputy chief executive officer of Acres Mr Kalai Vanan:

"Water monitor lizards are commonly found throughout the island.

"Unfortunately, because we are heavily urbanised, wild animals often get stranded, and in this case, fall victims to traffic accidents."