Giant lizard climbs store shelves in Thailand 7-Eleven

Shoppers got more than they expected at a Thailand 7-Eleven store when a giant monitor lizard entered and climbed the store shelves.

In the background, people can be heard screaming and laughing as the lizard reaches the top of a shelf and stretches out by an ice cream maker.

According to the video news website Newsflare, Narumpa Tangsin recorded the video on his phone in Nakhon Pathom, a city just outside of Bangkok.

A shop assistant called the police who then brought in reptile deliverers to capture the Godzilla-like creature. The handlers dragged the lizard out of the store and lured it to a nearby brush.

Asian monitor lizards tend to live in canals and ponds in significantly humid climates. It is not known why the monitor walked into the 7-Eleven, but it could have searched for food due to recent months of dry weather with little rain.

Monitors can live in captivity for up to 22 years, and some can grow up to six feet in length. It is the second largest lizard in the world behind the Komodo dragon.