Massive Lizard Scares Tourists After Sneaking Into Tent

LatestSightingsPublished: April 20, 2015Updated: October 28, 2016695,540 views
Published: April 20, 2015Updated: October 28, 2016

During a safari trip at South Africa's Kruger National Park, this group of tourists experienced the fright of their lives after a massive monitor lizard crept straight into their tent! This national park is one of the largest ones in Africa, and it covers a vast area. All sorts of creatures can be seen there, and it is referred to as International Man and Biosphere Reserve, or simply “The Biosphere".

So there is no surprise that this curious reptile wanted to check out the tourist tent, and maybe even find a tasty snack in there. There are 114 different species of reptile in this national park, including black mamba, African rock pythons and 3 thousand crocodiles. So luckily for the tourist that none of these animals decided to pay them a visit.

We do feel sorry for the woman screaming in the background, she must have had the surprise of her life when she spotted the unexpected visitor. But that is a common reaction to finding something you weren't expecting. And as for the rest of us, we can get a good chuckle of her reaction and hope that she didn't get scared too much and was able to enjoy her safari trip through this beautiful national park.

And did you know that most lizards are quadrupedal? Others are legless, and have long snake-like bodies. Some such as the forest-dwelling Draco lizards are able to glide. They are often territorial, the males fighting off other males and signalling, often with brightly colours, to attract mates and to intimidate rivals. Lizards are mainly carnivorous, often being sit-and-wait predators; many smaller species eat insects, while the Komodo eats mammals as big as water buffalo.

Credit to 'Davidkrug' and 'Kruger Sightings'.

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