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Funny as normally thats what I overhear Thais say when I'm near. 'Toa arai wa.' What creature/animal is this?! Now, if they call you 'monitor lizard' in Thai, that might a bit more concerning.

 

Take away point is, they can call each other 'monitor lizards' but don't you ever do it. 🔘 That is the button. 👈🏻

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It's a monitor lizard, 

The Thais call it, and once again, forgive my spelling as I'm writing it as I hear it spoken in Thai... Tungn tungtong 

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Have seen these on the streets near khlongs in Bangkok.

There used to be a family of 3 at the back of a hotel in Happyland, the khlong was cleaned ( wasn't really dirty if the monitors could live there ! ) and the water monitors disappeared.

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Commonly known as “ hia “ and, as stated, a good name to call someone you don’t like but DO be prepared to run !!

 

Usually see one or two on our daily walks round a nearby lake, I like’em !!...... but couldn’t eat a whole one !!

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Posted (edited)
16 hours ago, solomon david said:

As it got nearer it was like some sort of small crocodile or alligator kind of thing maybe 6 feet long and had snake like fangs

Either it wasn't a water monitor or it didn't have "fangs"!   Maybe you're referring to it's snake-like forked tongue?

Edited by Bob A Kneale
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