Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Aussie dogged by giant lizards in Laos

Mother describes Laos lizard attack
Updated August 27, 2008 11:55:33

The mother of an Australian man who was lost for eleven days in a jungle in Laos says her son has described being chased by giant lizards.
Hayden Adcock went missing in the jungle for eleven days after he went on a trek to visit a waterfall.
He was rescued by local villagers last week and remains in a critical condition in a Bangkok hospital.
His mother Lynne Sturrock says her son has horrific wounds and says he was attacked by wild animals.
She says he had to climb over a cliff to escape from the lizards.
"He'd said he had never seen anything like them before," she said.
"I think they could be related to Komodo Dragons only not as big, but you know quite large because he has seen goannas in Australia, but these were horrible and larger and all of a sudden this group of lizards started chasing him."


  1. We became lost in Laos near Vietnam a year ago while touring on our tandem bicycle, and were reduced to pushing through the jungle. I'm glad we hadn't read this!

  2. I'm glad you made it our Robert! Hayden was lucky to survive his ordeal.

  3. They were probably water monitors, which can grow to around 3 metres long & weigh up to about 50kg:



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