man snaps photo of giant lizard

A NSW man was working in his shed outside his home when he heard a strange noise outside.

The man told The Sydney Morning Herald that he opened the door of his shed and spotted a gigantic lizard scooting across his yard and out of sight.

The man told the Sydney Herald he lived in the area for 18 years, and he had never seen anything like it.

He continued puttering around in his shed when he heard a distinct banging noise on the side of his house.

When he went to investigate, he spotted the same monster chilling on his wall. The banging noise was the monster lizard's tail hitting against the drain pipe.

The man snapped a picture of the thing and posted it on Facebook, where it went viral.

According to the Sydney Herald, the lizard is a Lace monitor, also known as a Lace goannas. It can grow up to 7 feet and weigh up to 45 pounds. This particular specimen is 5 feet long.

  • iyonah

    Smh... oh wow. This is wild, even the little small ones creep me out. So I can't imagine, seeing this up close and personal.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Wtf !..... Chile.... I probably would die on sight if I saw that .... Aww lawd... Hell no

  • 1/8

    I find small lizards on my California property all the time, but nothing like this! I feel sorry for the critter. It was probably just as terrified as the homeowner.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fug that fugga would have to be put down.... Something that big would eat a house pet ... Jeebus

  • Hater

    Dafuq?!
    Nah mam'!

  • Hater

    Australia be having some creatures dude, man.......

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Nasty!!! ? I wonder how to evict that creature...

  • thrift.store.jungle

    nope.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Selling the house....furnished, with chicken cooking in the oven and clothes in the dryer.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE would've bean like this :eek: LOL

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WATT does this fuggah eat? Sheesh! *bams*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked cn n

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  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

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    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear
    a Second Amendment challenge to a Chicago suburb’s ordinance that
    banned semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.

    The
    decision not to hear the case has no precedential force, but was
    nonetheless part of a series of signals from the Supreme Court giving at
    least tacit approval to even quite strict gun control laws in states
    and localities that choose to enact them.

    “The
    justices don’t reveal their reasons for denying review, but one thing
    is clear,” said Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of
    California, Los Angeles. “The justices certainly aren’t eager to take up
    a Second Amendment case these days.”

    “One has to wonder,” he said, “if the Supreme Court is having second thoughts about the Second Amendment.”

    The court will sooner or later return to the subject of the scope of the Second Amendment right first recognized in 2008 in District
    of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down parts of an exceptionally
    strict local law that barred keeping guns in the home for self-defense.
    But the justices do not seem eager to do so even as the nation is in
    the midst of a sharp debate over gun control in the wake of shooting
    rampages in San Bernardino, Calif., and across the nation.

    In
    dissent on Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Antonin
    Scalia, accused the court of abdicating its responsibility to enforce
    the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. (Justice Scalia wrote
    the majority opinion in the Heller case, which was decided by a 5 to 4
    vote.)

    “Roughly
    five million Americans own AR-style semiautomatic rifles,” Justice
    Thomas wrote, referring, he said, to “modern sporting rifles.”

    “The
    overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for
    lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting,” Justice
    Thomas wrote. “Under our precedents, that is all that is needed for
    citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such
    weapons.”

    Chuck Michel, president of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, said the dissent made powerful points.

    “It
    is only a matter of time,” he said, “before the Supreme Court takes a
    case, sets things straight, and properly subjects this and similar
    unconstitutional laws to renewed challenge.”

    Gun
    control advocates heard a different message. “The American people have
    had enough of gun violence and, with the exception of Justices Thomas
    and Scalia, in this case, the Supreme Court sided with them,” said Dan
    Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

    Monday’s case, Friedman v. City of Highland Park, No. 15-133, concerned an ordinance in Highland Park, Ill. It was enacted in 2013.

    “Sandy Hook had just happened,” Nancy R. Rotering, the city’s mayor,
    recalled on Monday, referring to the mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn.,
    elementary school. “It was a common-sense step to reduce gun violence
    and to protect our children and our community.”

    The
    ordinance banned some weapons by name, including AR-15s and AK-47s.
    More generally, it prohibited possession of what it called assault
    weapons, defining them as semiautomatic guns that can accept
    large-capacity magazines and have features like a grip for the
    nontrigger hand. Large-capacity magazines, the ordinance said, are those
    that can accept more than 10 rounds. A federal assault weapons ban,
    including a prohibition on high-capacity magazines, expired in 2004.

    In
    the Heller case in 2008, the Supreme Court found for the first time
    that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms.
    In 2010, the court extended the principle to state and local governments.

    The
    Highland Park ordinance was drafted with those cases in mind, said
    Steven M. Elrod, a lawyer for the city and the author of the law. “The
    rights secured by the Second Amendment are not unlimited,” he said.

    Since
    2010, the Supreme Court has turned away appeals in any number of Second
    Amendment challenges to gun control laws. Monday’s move was telling,
    Professor Winkler said.

    “The
    court’s action will encourage gun control advocates to push for bans on
    assault weapons,” he said. “This is one of the items at the top of the
    gun control agenda. Now advocates have less to fear from the courts on
    this issue.”

    The
    ordinance was challenged by the Illinois State Rifle Association and
    Dr. Arie S. Friedman, who at his home had kept guns and magazines for
    self-defense that were banned by the ordinance. The term “assault
    weapons,” they told the justices, “is an imaginary and pejorative category.”

    The
    Illinois rifle group and Dr. Friedman urged the Supreme Court to
    address what they called “the lower courts’ massive resistance to Heller
    and their refusal to treat Second Amendment rights as deserving respect
    equal to other constitutional rights.”

    A supporting brief
    filed by 24 states said the ordinance “bans many commonly used firearms
    and the standard capacity magazines for many popular firearms.”

    In April, a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, upheld the Highland Park ordinance.

    On
    the one hand, Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote for the majority,
    “assault weapons can be beneficial for self?defense because they are
    lighter than many rifles and less dangerous per shot than large?caliber
    pistols or revolvers.” He added that “householders too frightened or
    infirm to aim carefully may be able to wield them more effectively than
    the pistols James Bond preferred.”

    “But
    assault weapons with large?capacity magazines can fire more shots,
    faster, and thus can be more dangerous in aggregate,” he continued. “Why
    else are they the weapons of choice in mass shootings?

    Justice
    Thomas rejected that reasoning. In general, he said, the courts have
    been treating the Second Amendment as a second-class citizen
    notwithstanding the pathbreaking decisions in 2008 and 2010.

    “Despite
    these holdings, several courts of appeals — including the Court of
    Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in the decision below — have upheld
    categorical bans on firearms that millions of Americans commonly own for
    lawful purposes,” he wrote. “Because noncompliance with our Second
    Amendment precedents warrants this court’s attention as much as any of
    our precedents, I would grant certiorari” — review — “in this case.”

  • jussaying

    I don't understand why there is a need to own a semi automatic rifle or any other military grade weapon. What as a civilian could you possibly need with it?! I have no problem with them keeping pistols and shotguns but semi automatic rifles?! What are you shooting honestly. I mean unless you are invaded by a small independent group of hitmen John Wick style then why...

  • Mela Reign

    Lizard my foot!!!!!!!!! That there is a baby gator...lmbo!!!!! Take a pic no way, he can have the shed, house and everything in there because I'm out!

  • surprise2012

    I was going to say the same thing. They have those flying bats that's bug as a human. Heck no. Australia will never see me LOL

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I agree with you... BUT I know some hunters that have the rifles with the "banana clips" :shrug: -that holds like 20-25 shots/rounds (or however you say it)

    ION get it either *sighs*

  • 1/8

    It's a biggie, but I'd rather see it relocated than destroyed.

    One winter, I was in California sleeping in my second floor bedroom when I heard a noise outside my window. It sounded like someone was trying to remove the screen.

    I approached my widow with my firearm and discovered a possum was licking my window. LOL!

    Apparently, one of my nieces or nephews had smeared ice cream or candy all over the screen from the inside and the little critter was just having a midnight snack.

  • 1/8

    LMAO! ?

  • TheWildChild

    ???hold up , that looks like an ??? ???

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Probably small cars!

  • Tracy Taylor

    Ikr

  • Saphistication

    I would die... Looks like an alligator. ?

  • GuestSTAR

    Sweet Jesus, SMH.

  • Meme81

    It's time to move if I see that thing. I'm used to the tiny geckos and garden lizards we have in Florida, that thing is a monster.

  • Vegas1989

    I would have shot it and said it was trying to break in my house...I don't know who it was....LOL.....and then I would have made a purse...LOL

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Good evening...Meme,let me tell you...they would've had to straight sedate me to calm me.and its unsaid me EVER going out back of my house is so traumatizing...we gotta move!!!

  • Bam Bam Li

    Would have straight given birth to all my organs picked them up and told hubby and lil cabbage you on your own tonight ??

  • Bam Bam Li

    They can have all the jewlleys and toilet paper left behind too ?

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    And the HOLLIN AND CLOWIN i would have put down upon seeing that wood rival any of the JURASSIC PARK movies could cause!!!!(clutches chest)idda hollard and fell comeplete out like money mike did when Damon first cornered him off!!!

  • SandrasNewFave

    word

  • Sexy CJ

    A NSW man was working in his shed outside his home when he heard a strange noise outside.

    The man told The Sydney Morning Herald that he opened the door of his shed and spotted a gigantic lizard scooting across his yard and out of sight; he continued around in his shed when he heard a distinct banging noise on the side of his house.

    When he went to investigate, he spotted the same monster chilling on his wall. The banging noise was the monster lizard’s tail hitting against the drain pipe..............

  • Renee Bee

    Bwahahaha! Lawd! Tears. Real tears are running down my face. ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I'd be still knocked out on the floor.

  • TeeTee Major

    nooooo, jesus

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    ????Just said the samething up top!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I agree wholeheartedly then. Salts nothing would work lol

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Joke of the day:
    What's the difference between a giant lizard and a Jehovah's Witnesses?

  • SmithyPooh

    Is it dangerous? My scary tail would've just been coming to! ?

  • SmithyPooh

    #DF

  • jusbecsuse

    Saw this story on Bossip not 2 long ago

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Wtf the world is coming to a f u c k I n g end o would of s h I t myself if I seen that

  • rodt

    hell naw, Forget Australia

  • Shantonda

    kinda looks like kin to Raven Symone...hmmmm

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Why I logged in just because I can imagined how you really said this...

  • chococherry

    That's a croc lol.

  • eljjai

    that there is a monitor lizard. Once they reached the size where their natural enemies are reduced they grow like hell. My dogs tend to kill them in our back yard during the summer. But yeah that one is pretty big.