OK, I’m stealing my favorite line from M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs”, but it seemed highly appropriate for this post.
As I was checking into the recently upgraded Rock Garden Chalets on Pulau Perhentian, an enormous monitor lizard came shuffling down the hill right towards me. I couldn’t believe my eyes. This was the biggest, the fattest, the most monstrous lizard I had ever seen. Even the hotel cleaning lady came running down to snap some shots of it with her cellphone!
Even after all the monitors lizards we’ve encountered, there’s something so exciting about seeing these enormous creatures lumbering around between the bungalows. Although I imagine that the sight of one of these mini-dinosaurs could come as quite a shocker to some unsuspecting tourist trying to find his room late at night.
Unfortunately, Tony didn’t get to see this beautiful giant, but he’ll definitely have the chance to top this sighting. As we are heading down to Indonesia this year, you can be sure that tracking Komodo dragons – the kings of all lizards – is at the top of our list. I can’t wait.