A giant monitor lizard created chaos in Sattahip after it wandered into a seafood restaurant and refused to leave.
A dozen animal-control officers were called to the Seahorse Station eatery Aug. 12 to wrangle the 3-meter-long reptile, which had taken up residence outside the restrooms.
The officers evacuated the restaurant of frightened patrons before attempting to subdue the 50-kilogram monster.
They tried to lasso the lizard but after 30 minutes of failed attempts, they resorted to catching the proverbial ‘tiger’ by the tail, holding on long enough for others to grab it around the neck before it could bite anyone.
One witness said he saw the lizard cross the road and then run into the restaurant.