Supermarket shoppers flee in panic after giant lizard entered store and refused to leave

Lizard in Tesco supermarket 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Shoppers at a Tesco in Thailand, fled in panic after a giant lizard entered the store and refused to leave despite being pushed by pieces of cardboard.

Shoppers at the Tesco in Ban Khlong Nung, recorded the incident that unfolded near the entrance of the store.

The video shows the giant lizard identified as a Varanus, resting on the ground next to the automatic doors and refusing to move.

Shoppers are then seen fleeing the store and screaming.

Eventually, two employees of the supermarket grabbed some pieces of cardboard and tried to push the lizard out the door.

The reptile did not leave without a fight, swinging its tail in an attempt to get the employees to back down. After a few minutes of shoving and pushing, the lizard walked out into the parking lot.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident, but animals rights groups criticized Tesco, saying that they should have called animal control officers to deal with the lizard instead of hitting it with cardboard.