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November 03, 2005

Scary toilet alert

Thanks to Jonah Goldberg at The Corner, we can worry about something we never worried about before -- watching out for large carnivorous lizards when using the toilet.

A three-year-old boy got the fright of his life on a trip to the toilet on Wednesday.

The youngster was lucky that his mother had come along to open and raise the toilet seat. The startled woman found a carnivorous teju, or tegus, a large black and yellow South American lizard, lurking there newspaper Bergensavisen reports.

"Not a nice experience," is the father's summary. He came running when he heard the sound of screaming from the family toilet.
There's a lovely photo that accompanies the article, too. Don't miss it.

And in case you're not worried yet, consider this:
The teju is capable of holding its breath for half an hour, which probably explains how it managed to navigate its way through the sewer and up into the family toilet. The family is lucky they looked, rather than sat, first.

"The chances are greater that the lizard would have taken a bite out of someone's 'ham', than that it wouldn't have," Akvariet director Kees Ekeli told Bergensavisen.
This lends new meaning to the phrase "watch your back."