Scaly visitor causes ruckus at primary school

The monitor lizard which was caught and later released into a jungle.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, April 24: A three-foot long monitor lizard wandered into a classroom at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sayed Othman on Tuesday, terrifying 17 pupils inside the class.

The 10kg reptile was eventually caught by a three-person Miri Civil Defence Force (APM) team after they received a call about the ‘visitor’ from the class teacher at 3.16pm.

According to sources, the reptile was spotted entering the classroom (One Murni) during a class session.

Worried for the pupils’ safety , the teacher immediately called Miri APM for help.

It took the APM team less than 15 minutes to secure the reptile.

It was later released into a jungle. — DayakDaily