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Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

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Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

Postby Sico » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:39 am

2014-09-23 16:26

Kuala Lumpur - A baby girl suffered head injuries on Tuesday after being attacked by a monitor lizard on a resort island in southern Malaysia, a news report said.

The 8-month-old suffered deep cuts to her forehead during the attack on Tioman Island in the state of Pahang, 240km south-east of Kuala Lumpur, the New Straits Times reported.

The mother, an employee at a resort, checked on the infant after hearing a loud noise in the workers' quarters and was shocked to see a monitor lizard clawing her baby's head, the report said.

The infant was rushed to a nearby clinic for emergency treatment, and transferred to a hospital on the mainland, where she was under observation.

Tioman Island is a densely forested and sparsely inhabited island popular among local and foreign tourists for its dive spots.

http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Baby-girl-mauled-by-monitor-lizard-20140923
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Re: Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

Postby Ruan Stander » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Interesting, wonder what species it was. I'm skeptical about the clawing though, if anything it would have been trying to eat the child.
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Re: Baby girl mauled by monitor lizard

Postby Westley Price » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:55 am

Yeah that's scary stuff. I am sure people with children cringe while reading this.

I would venture a guess and say it is V. salvator because they are so common.
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