Over the weekend, a six-foot goanna lizard walked into Mimosa Wines & Drystone Restaurant in New South Wales, Australia. The gigantic reptile must not have had a reservation because waitress Samia Lila quickly removed it from the restaurant.
Watch Samia spring into action in the video below.
What a badass. Samia dragged that lizard out of there like it was a garbage bag full of stale rolls. If I saw that thing come into my place of employment, I’d be out of there so fast it’d make your head spin. I’m most definitely not “goanna” tangle with any goddamn prehistoric looking beasts.
Or at the very least, I’d hop onto a chair like this quick-thinking diner.
Here’s The Huffington Post with more details on Samia’s heroics.
“I looked at it and thought it was a dog at first!” said Lila, 25, who is in Australia on a working holiday from France. “But then I realized it was a goanna.”
The dramatic eviction of the lizard was all the more astonishing because, according to her boss Glen Butson, Lila is “terrified of spiders.”
“She scans for them [and] can spot a daddy long legs at 40 meters,” he told Australia’s ABC News. “But she had no fear at all of that goanna.”
Although goannas have sharp teeth and claws and are known to swing their hefty tails around in self-defense, they do not intentionally attack humans unless they come under attack themselves.