The sight of a monitor lizard, measuring more than a metre long, on the banks of the Kallang River caught STOMPer Eng Thong by surprise when he was taking a walk in the area.
The STOMPer wrote:
"This picture was taken near Bendemeer Road, along the Kallang River.
"I was waiting for my wife to have her massage done so I took a walk along the river and then I came across this giant monitor lizard.
"It looked to be more than a metre long and it just laid there for a long time before it crawled away.
"I was really surprised to see the lizard there -- you seldom see animals like there around the area."
I'm genuinely pleased that for once, the Malayan water monitor (Varanus salvator) was not misidentified as a Komodo dragon or crocodile, and that no one got all paranoid about the threat to human safety.