On a previous trip, Loree had told me a wild story about giant lizards roaming freely in the central park of Bangkok. Usually, I’m the one with wild stories, so I decided to follow up on that story with the big camera. Sure enough, there really are big (5-6 feet long) monitor lizards roaming freely or just laying about, all around the lakes in the central park.
This does not stop that Thais from sleeping on the grass near them, walking small dogs around them, or in general, completely ignoring these ancient reptiles. Again demonstrating either their one-ness with nature, their acceptance of fate, or both.