Park officials told the Bangkok Post that the population of lizards — who have long made the park their home — have soared out of control, with about 400 lurking around the park’s ponds and canals. The lizards , however, are not dangerous to humans, eating mainly dead fish, turtles and birds.
Just look up. One of the things youll notice about the walls and ceilings in the open-air buildings here is the number of little lizards that crawl around on them. Theyre not dangerous and are, in fact, made very welcome as they have a fondness for insects; particularly mosquitoes.
The endangered Komodo dragon is found only on the island of Komodo and a few surrounding islands in Indonesia.
The term monitor lizards is a general one referring to a group of large lizards common in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. These water monitors , part of the monitor family, are commonly seen in Bangkok.
The lizard may be difficult to dislodge. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, and discoloration in the area around the bite as well as swollen lymph nodes. Weakness, sweating, thirst, headache, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may develop. In severe cases, blood pressure may fall.
All lizards are capable of swimming, and a few are quite comfortable in aquatic environments. Many are also good climbers and fast sprinters. Some can even run on two legs, such as the Collared Lizard and the Spiny-Tailed Iguana.
Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard species. The dragon is a monitor lizard of the family Varanidae. Adult Komodo dragons eat smaller members of their own species and sometimes even other adults. They can , however, run fast enough to attack and kill human beings.
Komodo dragon , (Varanus komodoensis), largest extant lizard species. The dragon is a monitor lizard of the family Varanidae. It occurs on Komodo Island and a few neighbouring islands of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia.
1. เหี้ย ( Hia )/เชี่ย (Shia) Original word is Hia . Hia is a water monitor. And I think because this creature consumes dead organisms, they are considered unlucky sign anywhere they appear, and Hia becomes a curse word.
Crocodile numbers in Thailand and Southeast Asia generally have been decimated by habitat loss, commercial hunting for the skin trade and the capture of live reptiles to stock crocodile farms, according to the IUCN. In Thailand there are just a handful of wild populations in central and western national parks.
The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world. These wild dragons typically weigh about 154 pounds (70 kilograms), but the largest verified specimen reached a length of 10.3 feet (3.13 meters) and weighed 366 pounds (166 kilograms).
Although monitor lizards do secrete venom, it is not fatal to humans . The main cause for concern would be bacterial infection from the bite.
The Nile monitor lizards are an invasive species in Florida as they are native to Africa, not the sunshine state. The lizards are spreading across southern Florida. They survive by eating owls, reptiles, domestic cats , and small dogs.
Monitor Lizards are shy and slow and will not attack unprovoked. “ If you see one, keep your distance, keep an exit door open & it will find its way out or call the local forest department/trusted wildlife rescuers. That’s it!
The earlier term “monitory lizard ” became rare by about 1920. The name may have been suggested by the occasional habit of varanids to stand on their two hind legs and to appear to ” monitor “, or perhaps from their supposed habit of “warning persons of the approach of venomous animals”.