Among the unexpected sights of Bangkok is this Monitor Lizard of about 4 foot long from the tips of its forked-tongue to the tip of its tail. It was right in the center of Saranrom Park which is across the street from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho in Bangkok’s old town.
I got chased by one in Lumpini park. I was sat in a duck shaped pedalo at the time which lent an incongruous comedic air to the event. Luckily I escaped by peddling like buggery.