Mum terrified after massive lizard tries to break into son’s home

Gabriella Ferlita

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Mum terrified after massive lizard tries to break into son’s home

Featured Image Credit: Joycelyn Penson/Facebook

A mum has been left terrified after a massive lizard tried to break into her son’s home.

Taking to Facebook, Joycelyn Penson shared a clip of the gigantic creature scaling the windows of her child’s home in Apopka, Florida - and it seriously looks like something out of a horror movie.

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In the clip, the mother captured the moment that the lizard decided to pay her and her son a visit while she was at her son’s home in the sunshine state.

The creature can be seen climbing along the windows of the house, almost desperate to break in before gaining several inches off the ground.

The video eventually comes to an end after the animal then loses its grip of the screen window and falls back down.

Initially misidentifying the frightening visitor as a Tegu Lizard, Penson wrote on the social media platform: “OMG! LOOK AT THIS! My son lives in Orlando, Fla. Really it’s Apopka, Fla. Look at what came to pay him a visit today! It’s a Tegu Lizard! Looks like Godzilla to me!

“Needless to say, I won’t be visiting him any time soon! And it’s on the front porch!”

The woman later updated the post with the newly identified reptile, penning: “Update: This is a MONITOR LIZARD!”

The creature looks like something out of a horror movie. Credit: Joycelyn Penson / Facebook
The creature looks like something out of a horror movie. Credit: Joycelyn Penson / Facebook

However, the specific variety of the lizard has not been made clear, with Fox News having previously claimed that the animal was actually a Savannah Monitor.

If it really was a Monitor Lizard, then Penson was right to be alarmed – they can grow as large as seven to 10 feet long, with some being reported to carry a type of weak venom, according to AZ Animals

The lizards are one of the most intelligent creatures in the reptile category and can weigh anything from two pounds to 300 pounds and beyond.

The Monitor Lizard is native to the Africa, Asia and Oceania continents, but has been known to be transported to different corners of the world due to the illegal animal trade.

These cold-blooded creatures enjoy the humid, tropical climate of the East Coast state if they find their way to Florida.

Florida is no stranger to reptiles, but the creatures have also been known to crop up in other states in the country. 

Research from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Kenneth Krysko of the Florida Museum of Natural History shows that among the state's amphibians and reptiles, 142 native and 56 non-native species of animals inhabit the state.

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Topics: News, Animals, US News

Gabriella Ferlita
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