Terrifying footage captures moment giant lizard runs wild in Thai supermarket
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Unbelievable footage showing a giant lizard taking over a supermarket in Thailand has gone viral on social media – and before you ask, no it’s not Godzilla.

The video, which has been shared by the Thai travel agency Mundo Nomada, appears to show an Asian water monitor lizard scaling a set of shelves in a Thai 7 Eleven and knocking many items off in the process.

The lizard eventually rests when it gets to the top of the shelves, seemingly content with the chaos it has created.

Off-camera, distressed onlookers can be heard screaming and making a commotion, while others seem to be laughing at the otherwise bizarre scene unfolding in front of their eyes. You can watch the video here:

The video which was shared about 6:40 am UK time has already been viewed more than 77,000 times and received more than 3000 retweets.

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According to a follow-up tweet posted by the agency, water monitors are very common in the Bangkok area and other parts of Thailand and are very fond of carrion aka decaying animal parts.

Replies to the now-viral tweet are a mixture of shock and awe – with a few Godzilla jokes chucked in for good measure.

Although they might look all cuddly and friendly, the lizards are to be handled with care as their sharp teeth can sever tendons and veins and they reportedly have a bite worse than a rattlesnake. Yikes!

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