Is That Godzilla? No, It’s Just Two Monitor Lizards Wrestling At A Parking Lot!

Recently, a video of two monitor lizards wrestling each other at a parking lot of a private higher education institution went viral on Twitter!

is that godzilla? no, it’s just two monitor lizards wrestling at a parking lot!Photo via Twitter (@adriananaziha)

A group of students at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) witnessed a “fight” between two tiny Godzillas. 

In the video you can see two monitor lizards appear to be wrestling each other until they fall to the ground, and then bouncing back up to wrestle each other again.

Netizens online were amused by the video. 

You can even hear the voices of the students in the background asking them to stop fighting.

According to National Geographic, the Asian water monitor is also called Malayan water monitor is a large varanid lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. And it is one of the most common monitor lizards in Asia!

Apparently, they are not fighting for a parking spot, but male monitor lizards are known to fight over females and territory by standing upright and swaying side to side.

So, when you see a pair of water monitors hugging one another, they are not mating! They are actually a pair of males wrestling one another. The one that pushes the other onto the ground wins.

The video that was uploaded by Twitter user (@adriananaziha) received over 677,600 views, 9,800 likes and 8,200 retweets at the time of writing. 

Wow, that’s a lot of people watching two lizards fight! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat