Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Secret Service investigates GIANT LIZARDS as 'potential threat' to Obama on Thailand visit

They are supposed to be prepared to handle most anything, yet a harmless lizard managed to scare the daylights out of U.S. Secret Service agents preparing a residence for President Obama's trip to Thailand.

Thai officials, however, reassured the U.S. Secret Service that the massive lizards found on the Government House grounds were not the dangerous Komodo dragons, but the harmless, lazy water lizards.

Both belong to the monitor lizard family and can grow up to 200 pounds and ten feet long.
The discovery was made after the secret service detail mistook the relatively harmless water monitors for the carnivorous komodo dragons as the team conducted security sweep inspections of home ahead of President Obama's visit that begins Sunday, the Bangkok Post reported.

while not as aggressive as Komodo dragons, water lizards can be defensive when threatened and use their tail, claws, and jaws when fight off predators.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234474/Obama-Thailand-visit-Secret-Service-gets-scare-lifetime-discovering-giant-lizards-residence.html#ixzz2D2ja808P

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