Monitor lizard seeks shelter under car at Choa Chu Kang multi-storey carpark

Submitted by Stomper Saadon

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A man had an unexpected encounter with a monitor lizard at a multi-storey carpark in Choa Chu Kang on Aug 28.

Stomper Saadon shared with Stomp a video of the reptile that was under a car at Block 708A Choa Chu Kang Street 53.

"I spotted it under a car on Monday (Aug 28) and it was still there when I went to work on Tuesday (Aug 29)," he said.

"I called the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) and was told to check again later in the evening.

"The monitor lizard is about 2.5 feet long and is always at the same spot at about the same time.

"If you are not alert, you will be shocked to see it by your side."

Stomp has contacted Acres for more info.

According to NParks, monitor lizards are naturally shy and would rather stay away from humans and will not attack unless provoked or cornered.

Members of the public are advised to leave them alone and just observe them from afar.

In the rare event of being bitten, one should seek medical attention immediately. Although monitor lizards do secrete venom, it is not fatal to humans. The main concern would be a bacterial infection from the bite.