A lizard climbs up the shelf in a convenience store.

@danajiru/Twitter

Big lizard scales 7-11 shelf, becomes an instant meme

The six-foot lizard eventually ran back into the wild.

Apr 8, 2021, 12:05 pm*

Internet Culture

 

Audra Schroeder

On Wednesday, the Twitter account danajiru posted a video showing a monitor lizard climbing up a shelf in a store, trashing products in its wake, and resting at the top. It doesn’t show what happened just before or after, but it didn’t matter. The lizard was viral.

Featured Video Hide
Advertisement Hide

The video now has more than 7 million views, and it’s reportedly from a 7-11 in Bangkok, Thailand, though commenters were certain it was Australia or Florida. The video posted to Twitter has music over it, but in the original clip posted to Facebook, you can hear people’s panicked reactions and see more of the lizard’s ascent.

Advertisement Hide

The monitor lizard jokes came out, too.

The brands caught wind of the video and attempted to jump in, but people weren’t having it.

Advertisement Hide

There were also several references to Mrs. Kipling, the monitor lizard pet from Disney Channel series Jessie.

Advertisement Hide

And, of course, Godzilla vs. Kong.

The lizard reportedly stayed up there for an hour, before a rescue team arrived. However, it was not captured. It instead ran back into the wild.

Share this article
*First Published: Apr 8, 2021, 11:45 am