Worse than beast: Video of man catching monitor lizard goes viral

Bengaluru: A shocking video of a man catching a monitor lizard has gone viral on social media. The video was posted by Bhagya Lakshmi, a resident of Mysuru.

Speaking to bfirst.in, she said that she had no clue about the identity of the man or the place. "There are three people in this video and they speak Tamil. Even I am trying to gather details so that I can file a complaint with the police under the Wildlife Act," said Bhagya Lakshmi.

In the video, a man in a lungi pokes at the lizard which has climbed a tree, possibly to escape the men. As the lizard falls from the tree, the unidentified man gleefully catches hold of the lizard, places it under his knee and ties the legs of the lizard. Later, he is seen flinging the lizard as if for fun.

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