The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the mother of the Australian tourist lost for 11 days in Khammouane province, Laos, was chased by giant lizards off a cliff.

“Then these horrible lizards, almost komodo dragon size, came out of nowhere…and started chasing him and he had nowhere to go but over the cliff so he went over the edge to escape them and of course lost his footing… so he tumbled down and down and down and he said he thought he landed in a creek.”

This story is crazy. I’ve often heard rumours of tigers (used as a humorous way to scare tourists) but never of attacking giant lizards.