A Curious Giant Lizard Tries To Eat A GoPro Camera
The Water Monitor is the largest lizard that you can possibly own, dwarfed only in body size by the giant Komodo Dragon. The longest documented lizard is, in fact, a Water Monitor, measuring 10’ 4” long and weighing up to 110 pounds! That really is a lot of reptile!
This reptile on the video trying to grab himself an early breakfast is Thor. Thor is just a youngster in comparison, but he is still very large at more than five feet in length. Thor is a very curious lizard and he goes straight for the GoPro camera as if it is something to eat. Water monitors have powerful jaws with sharp teeth. Thor's curiosity provides a very unique view of these jaws and his gaping throat. Feeding time followed and Thor went off to bask on his log with a full belly.
Water Monitors should not and cannot be considered reptiles for novices. Even though hatchlings can be very reasonably priced to purchase, and care for, as a keeper you must make sure to take into account the huge amounts of space, resources, time and money this pretty little hatchling will need in less than a year. Many reptile enthusiasts are attracted by this species because of its imposing size, pigmentation and the impression that they will make a great “tame” pet. However, as you had the chance to see in the short video, these giant need a lot of work and an even more experienced owner.