Giant monitor lizard causes stir in HDB estate

Satish Cheney Channel NewsAsia 11 Jul 10;

SINGAPORE : A giant monitor lizard caused a stir in Rivervale in Sengkang estate on Sunday afternoon.

The lizard, which was about two metres long, was tied up by residents.

Rescuers from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) removed the rope and tape.

A spokesman from ACRES said the creature appeared to be very tired and upset.

They have released it to a suitable habitat that is approved by the National Parks Board.

ACRES said the monitor lizard could have used the drain to get to the housing estate after a heavy downpour. - CNA/ms