It’s the REAL Jurassic Park!

Hilarious video shows furious frill-necked lizard pouncing on tourist in the Australian Outback

  • A barefooted man sprints backwards as he is chased by a feisty lizard
  • Lizard flares its neck – a movement that is used for territorial displays
  • Reptile later climbs up the man using its claws and continues its attack

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A shocked tourist in the Australian outback found out that for one angry frill-necked lizard – size is not important. Hilarious footage, which was uploaded online, shows the barefooted man sprinting backwards as the feisty creature chases him. Spectators can be heard laughing in the background as the reptile repeatedly launches itself at the horrified man and flares its neck – a movement that is used for territorial displays, discouraging predators and, in this case, terrifying tourists.

Spectators can be heard laughing in the background as the reptile repeatedly launches itself at the horrified man

The lizard resembles the creature that kills character Dennis Nedry in 1993’s Jurassic Park

Changing the angle of his camera, the tourist shows his audience that the creature has in fact used its claws to climb up to his waist

At the beginning of the video1 the man can be heard laughing as the lizard, which resembles the creature that kills character Dennis Nedry in 1993’s Jurassic Park, jumps up at his camera lens. After a few seconds the cameraman backs up to try and get away from the creature. However, he does not succeed.

Sprinting backwards the man laughs along with his peers as the lizard catches up and refuses to stop chasing him. The reptile then launches towards the man and climbs up his leg. The angry lizard shows absolutely no sign of fear as it harangues the camerman

One internet user, YepOkay, commented: ‘Even though it’s trying to kill you, the way it hops up and down as it’s chasing you is kind of adorable’

The cameraman backs up to try and get away from the creature, however he does not succeed

Lizards flare their necks as a territorial display, to discourage predators and, in this case, to terrify tourists

Changing the angle of his camera, the tourist shows his audience that the creature has in fact used its claws to climb up to his waist.

Since being uploaded to YouTube the video has had more than 250,000 views.

Commenting on the clip, one user, TheMusketITuckedIt1, said: ‘It looks like a cute miniature version of the dinosaur that ate Newman in the original Jurassic Park movie.’

Another, YepOkay, added: ‘Even though it’s trying to kill you, the way it hops up and down as it’s chasing you is kind of adorable.’

References

  1. ^ video (www.youtube.com)

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