Pensioner finds 'monster' crawling on his front doorstep

Pensioner finds 'monster' crawling on his front doorstep
Published: 2015 December 05 08:20:20 (9069 Views)
A pensioner had a fright after spotting a five-foot lizard crawling up the side of his house.

Eric Holland, 80, said he "couldn't have been more shocked if a Martian had landed".

He was working in his shed when he heard a banging noise and went to investigate and that is when he found a giant goanna splayed across the side wall of his house.

The creature, also known as a monitor lizard, had claws that "had to be 40 millimetres [1.6 inches] long at least", he said.

"It blew the cobwebs out of me," he told ABC News.

"He climbed up the bricks and got under the eve and his tail was twitching and hitting on the pipe... My yellow streak started to show and I jumped back in the shed."

This goanna was thought to be a lace monitor, a native Australian reptile, which can grow to up to about seven feet in length.

For the most part goannas are wary of humans, but their sharp teeth and claws mean they can be dangerous.

Mr Holland, who lives in Albury in New South Wales, said the goanna quickly left the property and has not been seen since.

He took a photograph of the creature which he shared with the local paper, and is astonished it has now gone viral on social media.

Source - Mirror

Tags: lizard, fright, monster,

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