Asian water monitor lizards in Bangkok

I have plenty of monitor lizards, next to my home in Phuket, but I have never seen Asian water monitor lizards here. Bangkok's Lumpini park offered a perfect place to see these majastetic animals. 

The lizards roam freely in the park. Most of the time they spend at the various lakes and rivers, but occationally they climb up to to the ground.

Asian water monitor lizard swimming in Lumpini park in Bangkok

Asian water monitors can look cute too.

Asian water monitor lizard at Lumpini park, Bangkok Thailand

Asian water monitor lizard at Bangkok Thailand

Asian water monitor lizard

Unfortunately there are some idiots, who think pulling a lizard's tail is a form of having fun.

Man pulling Asian water monitor lizard from it's tail