Thai park, overrun with monitor lizards

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Monitor lizards are known as “hia” in Thai — a noun which doubles as the language’s most powerful swear word. Which may mean there’s a lot of cursing in Bangkok lately, with the lizard’s population soaring to 400 in the city centre’s main park. Given the glut, Thai officials have begun bagging the meaty reptiles and relocating them to a nearby sanctuary.

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