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Goanna lizard ends dog chase by jumping on canine's back

By Ben Hooper
Goanna lizard ends dog chase by jumping on canine's back
A goanna lizard found an easy way to stop a dog from chasing it -- jumping onto the canine's back. Screenshot: Bev Stefanidakis/YouTube

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- An Australian woman whose dog interrupted a goanna stealing eggs from her chicken hutch recorded the lizard hitching a ride on the canine's back.

Bev Stefanidakis posted a video to YouTube showing the goanna clinging to the back of her Staffordshire bull terrier, Bella, after the dog interrupted the reptile's attempt to steal eggs from her owner's egg hutch in Yandina, Queensland.

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Stefanidakis said the lizard rodeo went on for about 10 minutes.

"I was just petrified, I didn't know what to do," Stefanidakis told 9News. "I thought, 'How am I going to get this thing off?'"

Stefanidakis said she pulled out her phone to record the scene when she realized Bella didn't seem bothered by her passenger.

"At the time she was calm, and it wasn't hurting her," Stefanidakis said.

She said she tried unsuccessfully to remove the lizard with a bamboo stick, but the reptile remained in place until Bella sat down, giving it an opening to run away.

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