Kankanit Limsuthiphong called Wichit Municipality rescue workers at about 2pm to report the lizard and have it safely removed.
A team of four officers soon arrived and found the lurker still under Ms Kankanit’s Toyota Altis sedan.
The rescue team used a snare and had the monitor lizard safely tied up within about 10 minutes. The lizard was over a metre long and weighed an estimated 20 kilogrammes.
The monitor lizard was taken to be released back into the wild, somewhere away from people’s homes.
Rescue workers believed the lizard was only seeking refuge from the heavy downpours across the island today. They suggested other residents be aware of unwelcome visitors near their homes in case other animals were also seeking shelter from the rain.