Giant lizard climbs on store shelves in Thailand 7-Eleven

Shoppers got more than they expected at a 7-Eleven store in Thailand, when a giant monitor lizard entered and climbed store shelves.

People can be heard screaming and laughing in the background as the lizard reaches the top of a shelf and spreads out near an ice machine.

Narumpa Tangsin recorded the now viral video on his phone in Nakhon Pathom, a city on the outskirts of Bangkok, according to the video news site Newsflare.

A store employee called the police, who then brought in reptile handlers to capture the Godzilla-like creature. The keepers dragged the lizard out of the store and lured it to a nearby bush.

Asian monitor lizards tend to live in canals and ponds in considerably humid climates. It is not known why the monitor entered the 7-Eleven, but he could be looking for food due to the last few months of dry weather with little rain.

Monitors can live up to 22 years in captivity and some can reach almost two meters in length. It is the second largest lizard in the world, behind the Komodo dragon.

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