Australian woman panics after strange animal breaks into her home
Lizard, snake or giant worm? Woman films disturbing creature squirming around her home – and only Aussies know what it is
- An Australian woman shared a video of a blue-tongued lizard wriggling around the house
- Many wondered if the animal was dangerous, with some believing it to be a snake
- People from all over the world have commented on how terrifying Australia is
A young Australian woman has baffled many foreigners after she shared a video on TikTok of a bizarre creature wriggling around her home.
The woman, Amber, was heard screaming and laughing as the strange animal scurried across her floor in the video shared on Monday evening.
The TikTokker later revealed the animal to be the common blue-tongued lizard, but the video had already terrified many watchers around the world.
A young Australian woman has shared a video of a blue-tongued lizard crawling on the floor of her home
“I was asleep and heard a sliding noise, so I went outside to find this. My dad came and kicked him out,” Amber said.
BLUE TONGUE LIZARDS
Blue-tongued lizards are found throughout Australia, but more commonly on the east coast
They are not poisonous and pose no threat to humans but can bite
They can reach a maximum size of 60 cm
They feed on slow-moving plants and animals like snails and beetles
The video received over 66,000 views and was inundated with comments, many of whom pointed out how “Australian” it was.
‘What are Jeepers Creepers? You know what? It doesn’t matter, it’s Australia,” one commented.
‘Omg it’s alive and not a toy… what is it? Is it a lizard? wrote another confused TikTokker.
“Maybe Australia isn’t for me after all,” said one.
‘It’s called a land eel for non Australians,’ another joked.
‘What is this alien?’ said another.
Blue-tongued lizards are commonly found in homes and backyards, but are neither poisonous nor threatening.
They are found in all states of Australia, but most commonly on the east coast.
The largest blue-tongued lizards can measure up to 60 cm in length.
The blue-tongued lizard passed through the woman’s house before her father took her outside