Singapore pest control has captured and relocated a huge monitor lizard that was spotted swimming in Jurong East Swimming Complex's lazy river on 13 February. Fortunately, the swimming complex was closed for its weekly pool maintenance, reported the authority that manages the complex.
According to Sport Singapore, only staff, contractors and cleaners were present when the metre-long monitor lizard was spotted at around 3pm on Monday. The pest control vendor, who was on-site then, was immediately informed and the reptile was captured and released into the wild shortly after. No one was hurt, reported the statutory board.
Moreover, the pool water was thoroughly cleaned and quality tests were run to ensure it was safe for using. "We are investigating the matter and will ensure our facilities continue to be safe for our patrons. We assure everyone that their safety is our top priority and the hygiene level at our pools strictly adhere to the required standards," said Ramasess Ramakrishnan, centre manager of the Jurong East Sports Centre, according to Channel News Asia.
A video of the monitor lizard leisurely swimming in the lazy river was posted on Facebook by user Enul Uhibbuki. The video went viral thereafter and garnered more than 3,000 shares as of Wednesday evening.
Check out the video here: