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20kg monitor lizard wanders into bank, leaving patrons bewildered

Even lizards need to visit the bank too.
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KUALA LUMPUR – A monitor lizard weighing 20kg was found attempting to make its way into a bank in Kuala Selangor yesterday (Oct 31).

According to Kosmo!, customers were shocked to see the three-meter-long reptile prowling around the bank’s main door at around 4.50 pm.

Photo via Kosmo!Online.

Kuala Selangor Malaysian Civil Defense Force (APM) Junior Lieutenant (PA) Suzaini Sulaiman said five personnel were dispatched after receiving a distress call from the public.

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“The reptile tried to enter the premises by pushing the glass door but did not succeed.

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“We believe that it got lost and wanted to get in due to hunger and the cold,” he said.

Photo via Utusan Malaysia.

He added that the team managed to capture the reptile within five minutes using a trawler.

No casualties and injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The lizard was later released at a nearby ditch.

Cover image via Kosmo! and Wikipedia

Editor: Sarah Yeoh

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