Monitor Lizard Goes For Swim On Beach In Krabi

Krabi is one of those places that’s really well known in Thailand as one of the most popular tourist resorts. It’s famous for being one of the places where James Bond movie the Man With The Golden Gun was filmed.

Other than stopping off briefly while en route to Khao Lak, unfortunately we haven’t a chance to properly explore Krabi.

However, by all accounts it’s a truly decent place. Even the monitor lizards are chilled out.

Check out this clip of a monitor lizard sauntering onto the beach and going for a swim alongside tourists.

The 5ft-long reptile stunned holidaymakers when it scampered into the sun from nearby forest on a beach in Thai holiday resort Krabi.

He waddled into the clear blue water to cool off before gliding round the cove – weaving between swimmers and snorkelers.

Tourists look on as the lizard glides through the water at Than Bok Khorani National Park

Tourists look on as the lizard glides through the water at Than Bok Khorani National Park

The ice-cool lizard then walks back onto the sand and rests in the shade while amazed tourists take pictures in the Than Bok Khorani National Park, Thailand.

Local wildlife officer Weerasak Sritruth said there had been reports of the lizard venturing onto the beach.

But this was the first time that the creature had swum with tourists and been caught on camera.

He said: ”The lizards often wait for tourists to eat food and then the leftovers, or the pick at animal remains.

”Sometimes they can hurt people but this is very rare if they are not disturbed. This is the first time that the lizard has been seen swimming with the tourists like this.

”During the New Year holiday we have to take extra care to protect the lizards because it is busy with people enjoying their holiday. Many people like to take pictures of it.”

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