Strangers Come Together to Help Monitor Lizard Hit By Car in Bangkok

June 28, 2016

The monitor lizards (Varanus salvator) of Bangkok, Thailand are big and can get a bit unwieldy. They are often seen around the city in the most interesting places, and are considered by some to be pests.



Known as “Hia,” the reptile is generally reviled. But when one got hit by a car, some bystanders went into action in an effort to save it, according to Jira Niyom, a university student who captured photographs of the folks who got it to a pet hospital for treatment. 



According to the Bangkok Post, the lizard received help from bystanders and the Bangkok police, who worked together to get the lizard to the Thonglor Pet Hospital. Donations were taken to help pay for the vet bill and Dr. Piyawutthi of Thonglor Pet Hospital deducted his professional fee for attending to the lizard. 



"I would like to thank Soonthorn Katecha for paying the bills and contacting the veterinarian, Juk Noppol for placing traffic cones around the injured monitor lizard to prevent other vehicles running over it, Rachane for taking the animal to the vet, Dr Piyawutthi for deducting his professional fee, and Chantharang for a donation,” Niyom posted on his Facebook page. 

Related Articles

Fossil Of Lizard That Ruled The World's Oceans Discovered In Jordan

Swedish scientists discover near perfect fossil of Prognathodon.

Mexican Scientists Discover 23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Preserved In Amber

The lizard is believed to be from the genus Anolis and is a complete animal.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Protections Overseen By Oil Lobbyists

Texas Habitat Conservation Foundation formed by Texas Oil and Gas Association Board Members.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

What is your favorite venomous snake?


Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module

Find Us On facebook

Edit ModuleShow Tags