Newborn baby boy is eaten by monitor lizards after being left next to a pond in Thailand
- The baby was found by a group of boys playing on the water in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand, Monday morning
- Nong Ake, 10, reported it to a security guard after seeing a black bag by the pond
- The police arrived and discovered that the child had been dead for one or two days
A newborn baby boy was eaten by monitor lizards after being dumped next to a pond.
The baby was discovered by a group of boys playing on the water Monday morning in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.
Nong Ake, 10, reported the find to a security guard. The child told the police that he smelled something strange and then saw a black bag next to the pond that he went to look at.
Police officers and ambulance personnel attended the scene and searched the waterfront where the baby was found, video footage.
A newborn baby boy was eaten by monitor lizards after being dumped next to a pond. The boy’s body was found in a black bag by a group of boys playing at the pond in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand, Monday morning
Nong Ake said he saw the dead baby in it and the baby’s internal organs had been ripped out.
The police arrived and discovered that the baby had been dead for one or two days.
They believe that the bite wounds on the baby’s body came from monitor lizards, which live in the pond and normally eat fish and bits of food from containers.
However, officers are now investigating whether the newborn baby boy was abandoned while still alive and then eaten by the lizards or whether the lifeless body was dumped there and then the cleaning reptiles began biting the corpse.
Nong Ake, 10, told police that he had seen the dead baby inside and that the baby’s internal organs had been snatched away. In the photo, police and paramedics take the baby from the scene to the hospital for a post-mortem examination
Police are investigating whether the newborn baby was abandoned while alive or died when he was dumped by the pond. In the photo, a police officer points to where the baby was found next to the pond
Police Major Colonel Jittakorn Konglhue said the baby’s body will undergo a thorough post-mortem examination and DNA testing to try to match the family.
He said, “We believe the cruel mother left her baby by the pond before it was attacked by the monitor lizards.
“We will monitor CCTV in the area to identify the mother and arrest her immediately.
“The baby’s body is now in the hospital for a post-mortem examination to check whether they were still alive or dead when they were eaten by the reptiles.”