Massive monitor lizard freed from metal bar predicament

Ben Hooper

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers were summoned to a Thailand fence where a massive monitor lizard attempted to squeeze between metal bars and found itself stuck.

A video recorded Monday in Chachoengsao shows the 5-foot lizard stuck around its middle between the metal bars of a fence that it apparently attempted to pass through while hunting near its pond.


The Chachoengsao Rescue Team was summoned to the scene and the video shows them using hydraulic pliers to separate the bars and free the chubby lizard.

The monitor, apparently uninjured, runs quickly into its pond after being freed.

The rescuers said they plan to leave the bars bent so the lizard can pass through without getting trapped.

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