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Gigantic monitor lizard found inside girls’ hostel in Delhi college

Even though monitor lizard bites are not fatal to humans, they are painful and can lead to illnesses.

delhi Updated: May 21, 2018 18:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The lizard was eventually drugged and taken away from the hostel by wildlife personnel.(Facebook)

A gigantic monitor lizard was found inside a girls’ hostel in Delhi’s Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology on May 16. A photograph of the reptile was shared on Facebook by NSIT’s in-house newspaper, The Alliance.

The lizard was found in one of the third floor rooms of Girls’ Hostel-1. “The lizard was found around 11.30 am on May 16 on the third floor. A severe storm the night before had probablybrought the reptile to the building’s terrace,” a member of The Alliance told NDTV.

Even though monitor lizard bites are not fatal to humans, they are painful and can lead to illnesses. In September last year, a two-feet long monitor lizard caused quite a stir in the Delhi Secretariat, before it was rescued.

“It eventually ended up in the washroom of the same room and the occupants managed to lock it inside the washroom,” The Alliance employee said.

The picture, clicked by Kritika Anuragi, a hostel resident, was liked by 612 people and was filled with concerned comments asking the residents to stay safe and alert.

NSIT appealed to all hostel residents to stay safe and keep their rooms shut. They also issued a waring against venturing near the jungles and to use only the main roads for moving around the campus.

The lizard was drugged and taken away from the hostel by wildlife personnel, according to the NDTV report.

“This is the first time a lizard like this has been spotted on campus, though sightings of snakes are not uncommon as the NSIT campus is located in a wooded area,” said the member of The Alliance. The NSIT campus is located in Dwarka in west Delhi and is surrounded by a thick foliage of trees.

First Published: May 21, 2018 18:34 IST