21 Feb '12, 1pm

Sengkang river creature is "monitor lizard"

Sengkang river creature is "monitor lizard"

SINGAPORE: A creature -- feared to be a crocodile -- spotted by residents in the north eastern part of Singapore has been confirmed to be a monitor lizard, said an animal welfare group. Channel NewsAsia received a hotline call on Tuesday morning that a "crocodile" was seen in the Sengkang river, near a condominium. The creature, gliding upstream with its head above water, was captured on Channel NewsAsia's camera. Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES), which saw the video, confirmed the reptile was a monitor lizard. Earlier, national water agency PUB and ACRES sent teams to Sengkang river to investigate but the reptile had fled by the time they arrived. However, the episode led to the question of who should be contacted if a crocodile were spotted in a neighbourhood. Channel NewsAsia ran a check with various authorities and understands if the reptile was fou...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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