A new species of giant lizards has been discovered in the Philippines. They will undoubtedly eat us all up and take over the Earth.
Brown actually learned of the adult specimen’s existence via text message. After he and his students spent weeks in the mountains surveying other vertebrates and hoping for an adult Varanus bitatawa, Brown had to return home early to start the fall semester. But he received a message from his students in the expedition’s final hours announcing their success — and letting him know that they were having a hard time finding a way to get from their camp to the airport.