Lizard at Large

We have a few pineapple plants in our garden. Just when I think the fruits are looking ripe enough to pick they have a habit of disappearing and I find small shreds of chewed up pineapple on the ground. This monitor lizard could be responsible. About a metre long, this is a mid-sized reptile by Malaysian standards.

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Today my dog chased him (or her) up a tree. He stayed up there for at least half an hour  until he was sure the coast was clear. I suppose he was just ‘monitoring’ the situation.