Man Pulls Can Off The Head Of Huge Lizard Crossing Road

This is the moment a nervous driver tries repeatedly to remove a can stuck on the head of a monitor lizard after he spotted it in the middle of a road.

The bizarre scene was filmed by an onlooker in Malaysia and in the clip the large lizard can be seen in the middle-of-the-road with what is reportedly a sardine can stuck to its head, seemingly blocking its sight as it takes slow cautious steps.

A man dressed in a traditional outfit known as a ‘Baju Melayu’ then gets out of the car and walks up to the monitor lizard, keeping his distance despite the fact that it is unable to bite him or see him.

Credit: CEN/@chadrashagar.kandasamy

The man, who is clearly afraid of the lizard, tried to pull the can off but fails to do so. The lizard goes still after the man yanks at its head but when it gets moving again the man tries to pull the can off for a second time.

The second and third attempts to free the lizard from the can also both fail but the driver eventually manages to pull the metal of the animal’s head.

The Malaysia Animal Association wrote: “This is praiseworthy. Even though it is categorised as a wild animal, there is no reason we should not help it.

“We are very proud that Malaysians have this awareness.”

Local comedian Harith Iskandar wrote: “This brother deserves our respect, very compassionate. I don’t know if I would be brave enough.”

Monitor lizards are large reptiles which can reach up to 10 feet long in the case of Komodo dragons. Most monitor lizards are carnivorous.

It is unclear exactly where in Malaysia the scenes were recorded.

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Story By: Alex CopeSub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News

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