Thursday, June 23, 2005

"DRAGON" in garden



I was resting on my bed in my comfy bedroom but was a little disturbed by noise caused by a rennovation project going on in my residential area. Suddenly, my mom shouted : " Dino ! (Doggie's name) " She was curious why the dog kept barking and running around furiously,hence she stood up to have a look out of the window. She saw a monitor lizard and shouted : " Aiyo !!! There's a monitor lizard in the garden ! ". Well,i heard that and feeling a bit lazy to have a look, since i thought it's no big deal. She once again shouted to call me, since she asked me to go downstairs, i stood up and walked down. I saw the monitor lizard standing beside the plastic paip. First thing that came to my mind is to get the digicam and have a flash. I ran upstairs to get it and queitly took a photo through the window before going out to the garden. Apparently it crawled out from the small water drain hole in the garden. I slwoly unlocked my front door and walked towards it. Dino kept barking and struggling to free himself from the chain. I didn't want to release my dog as Dino will straight away attack it and tear it into pieces and create a big mess in the garden. I remember my dad told me that Malaysian monitor lizards are very dirty because they eat all kinds of things and lives in garbade dumps and smelly drains,this makes it very poisonous if you make any contact with it. As i get nearer,it ran the other direction but my doggie was coming from the other side,it was confused.It panicked and did not know which direction to go. I asked my mom to open the gate so that i can chase it out.After that i thought it isn't a good idea as it will ran into any of our neighbour's house. She closed the gate and said let it crawl back into the hole.I took a large broom from the side waiting for it to come out from underneath the flower pots. I turned around and talked to my mom for a while and when i turn back it was gone,it had crawled into the hole.I asked the maid to get something to close up the hole to prevent further repetition of this incident.

Phew...The way it runs is a bit creepy and FUNNY....

2 comments:

vincent said...

what do u think is it's lenth?

Ji Yuan said...

erm....i guess its 1.2 m long.