The Monitor Lizard
Malaysia is a land of strange and beautiful creatures, especially for someone who has never lived in Asia or the tropics. A simple wander round the neighborhood can offer a visual feast sure to please any nature lover.
One creature that frequents our neighborhood is a sleek amphibious reptile whose look harkens back to the days of the dinosaur. This lizard-like creature enjoys spending its time snoozing in the sun, slinking across roads, skimming across rivers and surprising unsuspecting humans with its presence whenever opportunity strikes. A tremor seems to pulse through its body from head to tail as it moves across the land, slithering in a s-like motion, two flat-feet splayed out on either side of its round body. Beady eyes, sharp teeth, pointy claws and a long scaly tail serve as a warning - Do not approach this animal. It prefers the solitary life.