Meet Samia Lila, a.k.a. ‘Goanna girl’: the French waitress on a working visa who wrangled a goanna from a NSW winery restaurant.
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Samia, who hates spiders, showed no fear as she grabbed the reptile by the tail and fought to return it back to the wild. The goanna strolled into Mimosa Wines restaurant on the New South Wales’ South Coast on the weekend. At first glance waitress Samia Lila thought it was a dog.
The goanna that’s said to have been 180cm long went under a table causing frightened diners to start screaming. Lila then decided to grab it and drag it out.
“I looked at it and thought it was a dog at first! But then I realised it was a goanna,” Lila told the Illawarra Mercury.