2/23/17: Welcome to Kasetsart University, in the middle of Bangkok, where there are thousands people, constant noise and traffic, outdoor markets, restaurants, coffee shops, and yes, six-foot monitor lizards! This pond, in between several busy roads, hosts a small population of Varanus salvator that bask in the sun and are seemingly unbothered by the bustle around them. And, if you get too close, they’ll calmly slip into the water and disappear beneath the water lilies.