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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Straight from nopeland: a nasty bathroom guest

What would you do if you really needed a bathroom and walked in to find a 70 kg lizard? A question no one but the cast of Jurassic Park would ever like to answer. However, the crew of BBC’s Planet Earth II found out the hard way. Lying on the cool, tiled floor of the bathroom to escape the scorching heat outside was a giant Komodo dragon. "For me to open the bathroom door and see a six-foot dragon? It scared my pants off,” said cameraman Mark MacEwen (who wins understatement of the year). Accompanied by up to six rangers, MacEwen lured the slithering creature out with raw meat. Indonesia’s Komodo island is home to over 4,000 dragons that could be fatal if disturbed. We recommend visiting the island, but we advise you to leave a helicopter on standby (Watch, runtime: 01:31).

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