Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monstrous monitor lizard feasts on cat at Japanese Garden in Jurong East

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/monstrous-monitor-lizard-feasts-cat-japanese-garden-jurong-east
By Stomp, Friday, 22 April 2016


A man was jogging in Japanese Garden, a park located in Jurong East, on Thursday (21 April 2016) when he noticed a two-metre-long monitor lizard eating a stray cat.
PHOTO: A man was jogging in Japanese Garden, a park located in Jurong East, on Thursday (21 April 2016) when he noticed a two-metre-long monitor lizard eating a stray cat.
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A man was jogging in Japanese Garden, a park located in Jurong East, on Thursday (21 April 2016) when he noticed a two-metre-long monitor lizard.

Upon getting closer to the reptile, he realised that it had made a meal out of a stray cat.

He captured the episode on video and sent it to citizen journalism website Stomp.

He said: "Yesterday evening while jogging in Japanese Garden, I stumbled upon a two-metre-long monitor lizard feasting on its prey.



A two-metre-long monitor lizard feasting on its prey in Japanese Garden.
PHOTO: A two-metre-long monitor lizard feasting on its prey in Japanese Garden.
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"The prey was dead but from far, I could not make up what it was. I moved closer till I realised it was a stray cat.

"It is pretty uncommon to see animal killings in its natural habitat, especially in Singapore.

"While on my way out of the garden, I saw a stray Siamese cat. Unfortunately I don't speak cat language, otherwise I would have warned it about the cat killer roaming in the park."

By Stomp, Friday, 22 April 2016


They don't run too far, and whilst it is very fast compared to their usual shuffle it's not faster than an average adult could run in short bursts.  However, it probably is faster than your hypothetical unfit guy can run.  I never saw a dragon run for more than about 30 seconds so he doesn't need to be miles away but a good 50 metres or so should do the trick. - Pooky Hesmondhalgh, Social Media & Eating Disorders Specialist
PHOTO: They don't run too far, and whilst it is very fast compared to their usual shuffle it's not faster than an average adult could run in short bursts.  However, it probably is faster than your hypothetical unfit guy can run.  I never saw a dragon run for more than about 30 seconds so he doesn't need to be miles away but a good 50 metres or so should do the trick. - Pooky Hesmondhalgh, Social Media & Eating Disorders Specialist

Komodo Dragons can sprint short distances at about 10-11 mph.  I am not sure what 'short distances' mean, so lets say 150 feet.
The qualifying time for the NY Marathon is 9 mph which is roughly twice the speed of a walking pace.  Most people's (in decent shape) sprinting probably is about 15 mph, with world records being 23 mph.  Let's say Dennis (or Newman) has a sprint speed of 12 mph for 150 feet.
So, if safety was 150 feet away, Dennis would make it without a head start at all. - Andrew Gutsch, Retail Loss & Liability
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