DEC 04, 2015 10:49 AM PST

1.5-Meter Goanna Found on Front of Man's House

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Depending on where you live, you might be used to seeing lizards, for some, seeing the occasional lizard about 2-3 inches long is an everyday occurrence, but for others, it either happens less often, or they find something much larger.
 
After working in his shed in Thurgoona, New South Whales, a man by the name of Eric Holland spotted something he wasn’t expecting right on the wall of his house. It was a five-foot goanna lizard, and it was just scaling his house walls by gripping onto the gaps between the bricks that made up his home.
 

A 1.5-meter goanna lizard that was found on the front of a man's house.


“I saw movement as I came out of the shed and I had a look and thought, bloody hell what is this thing?" Holland said in a statement. "When I recovered from the shock I went inside and got a camera."
 
Holland then explained that the nails on this particular goanna were at least 40mm in length and were intimidating and that after taking his photograph, he tried to get it to move off of his house by moving closer to it to try to scare it. When it finally got the hint, it began to crawl away and finally left its place on the wall.
 
A goanna can grow up to eight feet in length, but it’s not every day that you find one scaling the walls of your home. Typically, they avoid people because they’re scared easily, but they’re known to have a harmful bite by way of their razor sharp teeth, so they’re considered potentially dangerous.
 
Just imagine the shock you would experience to see something so large blocking your way from getting inside your house; fortunately, this isn’t something you have to do every day.

Source: 2UE

About the Author
Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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