A driver was shocked after finding a seven-foot-long monitor lizard curled up behind his car.
Phongsakorn Merin, 54, was watching TV he heard his dog barking in the garage of his home in Chachoengsao, central Thailand, on May 19.
The resident went to see what was causing the noise. He was stunned when the giant reptile scurried along the ground and dashed under his black Honda.
Rescue workers arrived and had a hard time catching the ferocious beast – which snapped one pole then tried to climb through a window.
The monitor lizard is known locally as a ‘money gold.’ They are believed to bring good luck.
Relieved house owner Phongsakorn said: ”I was sitting inside when I heard my dog barking. I saw the lizard and tried to chase it out but it refused to go.
”Even the rescue team could not catch the lizard. They kept trying until it became tired.”
The lizard was tied up then dragged into a paramedic’s car. Than was driven away and released into the wild several miles away from where it is unlikely to disturb humans.