I realize that monitor lizards are only about 4-6 feet in length when they are full grown but they blend.
They blend in very well.
They also hiss and move very fast. This one was no different.
I also managed to take pictures of the whole process.
It all started with me hearing the monitor lizard. As I did not have any camera out at the time, due to the fact that I was running and my phone was in my pocket, I have taken a touch of artistic liberty here.
First image, me noticing the 5 foot monitor lizards in my immediate proximity:
Note that the image is as close to the real thing as I could find.
The next image would be me doing some amazing footwork while trying to not die from the massive reptile that was now almost underfoot.
After a bit more work, I managed to escape. Someday, Mr. Lizard, we shall meet again on the field of running/battle.
So, basically when you take off the fear imagination factor, it looked a lot more like this:
This was after my string of curse words and the damn thing had run for cover. The next shot is me being just a touch braver...
Always check your slippers for lizard tails before putting them on...
The next image was after I decided to assert the dominance that is my God-given right on being an apex predator who was scared shitless by an animal that is much much smaller.
I decided to curse at it as it ran for the water. I really showed it who was boss!
Only after taking the photo, did I notice the man standing in the background laughing at me. You win buddy, you win...
Well, at least the sunset was beautiful!
I shot the second photo only a few minutes later...
I'll get you next time monitor lizard, next time!