Mumbai: Four-feet long monitor lizard rescued from car bonnet in Vasai

Updated: 22 July, 2020 15:15 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

Fire department opened the bonnet of the car and rescued the monitor lizard after a three-hour operation

Pictures/Hanif Patel
Pictures/Hanif Patel

The Fire department of Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation rescued a four-feet long monitor lizard that had taken shelter in the bonnet of a car in Vasai west. It took nearly three hours to pull the reptile out of the car. 

vasaiFire officials with the monitor lizard after it was rescued

“I was at home when I spotted a monitor lizard at around 11:30 am on Tuesday. I thought it will go into the jungle. But after lunch, one of our neighbours called me and informed me that a crocodile-like creature has entered the bonnet of my car. We called the fire department and two officials came. They tried to pull out the monitor lizard but its grip inside the machines was very strong and could not be pulled out in the first try,” said Manish Kanabar, the owner of the car.


Kanabar further said that five more officials were later called from the fire department. They opened the bonnet of the car and rescued the monitor lizard after three hours.

Chief fire officer Dilip Palav said, “The monitor lizard was handed over to the forest department.”

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First Published: 22 July, 2020 11:48 IST

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