Not only do they have a common ancestry with other sharp-toothed, strong-jawed reptiles like crocodiles, many species of monitor lizards also have something even more deadly: toxic saliva. Take the Komodo monitor, also known as the Komodo dragon, for example. "Animals that escape the jaws of a Komodo will only feel lucky briefly," according to National Geographic. "Dragon saliva teems with over 50 strains of bacteria, and within 24 hours, the stricken creature usually dies of blood poisoning." That's a short enough time frame for dragons to follow their prey until they drop dead and provide a hearty meal.
Hopefully this woman realized that her run-in with this lizard was worth a trip to the hospital before it was too late. Even better, maybe she learned how dangerous human interactions can be for both humans and wildlife. If you really want an up-close interaction with wildlife, you're better off sticking to squirrels in the park. And none of that high-fat stuff, either!
Update: A previous version of this article identified the lizard in the video as a Komodo monitor. He is a species of monitor lizard.
The Daily Telegraph has since removed the video from Facebook, and the original source of the video is also currently unavailable.