Moment 6ft tall monitor lizard climbs supermarket shelves while raiding the store for food

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Clean up in reptile trail four! Moment 6ft tall monitor lizard climbs supermarket shelves while raiding the store for food

  • Reptile caused a panic after it came across the 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
  • Staff and customers hid behind the counter as the beast swept through the store
  • Shop assistant called police who arrived with reptile keepers to trap the lizard

Shoppers got more than they expected when they were six feet tall monitor lizard invaded a supermarket and climbed shelves in search of food.

The giant reptile caused a panic after emerging from a nearby canal and encountering the 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.

Staff and customers hid behind the counter as the beast swept through the store, throwing food and drink cartons on the floor.

A shop assistant then alerted the police arriving with reptile keepers to trap the unexpected visitor.

The giant reptile caused a panic after emerging from a nearby canal and encountering the 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.

The giant reptile caused a panic after emerging from a nearby canal and encountering the 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.

The lizard scrambled to the top of the shelves, smashing products to the ground along the way, while shoppers screamed in the background

The lizard scrambled to the top of the shelves, smashing products to the ground along the way, while shoppers screamed in the background

Staff and customers hid behind the counter as the beast swept through the store

Staff and customers hid behind the counter as the beast swept through the store

The lizard scrambled to the top of the shelves, smashing products to the ground along the way, while shoppers screamed in the background

In the clip, shot on April 6, the lizard can be seen claws in one of the refrigerated cabinets while baffled customers watch.

But he can’t open the door, so he turns his attention to the shelves nearby.

It then scrambles to the top, smashing products to the floor, while shoppers scream in the background.

Shocked customer Narumpa Tangsin said, “I just stopped by the store to buy some food and then saw the huge monitor lizard inside. I wanted to buy a drink, but the animal was too close to the booze aisle.

‘They are dangerous animals especially when angry so I stayed behind and answered my phone. I think stores have everything, even for lizards. ‘

A concerned shop assistant later called police who arrived with reptile keepers to trap the unexpected visitor

A concerned shop assistant later called police who arrived with reptile keepers to trap the unexpected visitor

A concerned shop assistant later called police who arrived with reptile keepers to trap the unexpected visitor

Despite its frenzy at the grocery store, the monitor lizard had failed to bring food (customer takes a selfie with the lizard in the store)

Despite its frenzy at the grocery store, the monitor lizard had failed to bring food (customer takes selfie with store lizard)

Despite its frenzy at the grocery store, the monitor lizard had failed to bring food (customer takes selfie with store lizard)

The rescue team arrived at the store on the outskirts of the capital, Bangkok, and dragged the monitor lizard out of the store before leading it to the nearby undergrowth.

Despite its frenzy at the grocery store, the monitor lizard was unable to bring food.

The unusually large creature is believed to have had difficulty finding food outside after months of dry weather with little rain.

Asian water monitor lizards live in canals and ponds in major cities in Thailand, where they feed on fish, snakes, frogs, and food scraps left by humans.

They are aggressive when threatened and have a slightly poisonous bite that sometimes carries harmful bacteria.

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