A monster lizard left an 80-year-old homeowner running in fear after he found it climbing up the side of his house.
“It blew the cobwebs out of me!”, said Eric Holland, from New South Wales, Australia, after seeing the five-foot reptile gripping onto the wall.
Despite being scared, Holland plucked up the courage to take a photo of the huge beast before hiding in his shed. The photo was published by several news outlets before going viral on social media.
“I couldn’t have been more shocked if a martian had landed!”, Mr Holland said. “Its claws were one a half inches long,” he added.
“I sometimes get blue tongues and lizards in the backyard but never anything quite like this.”
The lizard was picked up by the Wildlife Rescue Authority.