Phuket Gazette Queer News: The live lizard eater of Kamphaeng Phet

PHUKET: A 74-year-old man in Kamphaeng Phet Province has revealed his secret to staying wholesome: eating live lizards.Dokrak Umsaeng, initially from Ang Thong, says he has been consuming small geckos, that are commonly found on partitions in Thailand, for 12 years – and has no plans to stop it.Lert Thetjaem, the previous village chief of Khlong Si Nuan in the Muang District of Kamphaeng Phet, tipped off reporters from Kom Chad Luek that a man in his village was eating geckos as a outcome of he claimed they’d health advantages.When the reporters arrived at Mr Dokrak’s house, they found a big crowd gathered outdoors.Mr Dokrak was on the heart of the group holding a plastic bag containing two small, stay lizards.He pulled one of the lizards out of the bag and held it over his gaping mouth. Then he flicked the creature on the top, presumably to stun it, earlier than stuffing it into his mouth. After he took a gulp of water, the gecko was gone.Mr Dokrak was almost giddy with excitement, as if he had simply consumed some type of stimulant.One member of the crowd who watched the show, Bunmi Laochaeng, 49, then stepped forward and mentioned that he too would like to eat a lizard.Mr Bunmi then swallowed the second gecko, wanting as if he was going to be sick because the creature travelled down his throat.Mr Bunmi told reporters he had by no means eaten a gecko earlier than however wanted to try one after listening to Mr Dokrak extolling the health advantages.Mr Dokrak advised reporters he had been consuming lizards for 12 years as a outcome of he thought they might remedy disease.He claimed that he used to undergo from shortness of breath however that consuming geckos cured him.He said consuming lizards was an outdated belief that had died out. When he was a baby folks frequently grilled and ate lizards because they believed it will make them strong.“The method you eat geckos is to take them and grill them. Or some people cowl them in wet tamarind and eat them,” said Mr Dokrak. “These days, whenever I discover a lizard I seize it and eat it straight away. Sometimes I don’t eat one for half a month as there aren’t many left and finding them gets harder and harder every single day,” he said. “But for well being, eating one each two or three days is sweet. Eye-opening is that it also increases your sexual power,” he added..

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