Check out this guy...he is over six feet long and was just discovered in a remote mountain range in the Phillipines. How has a six foot long lizard gone undetected THIS long?? Hey Bigfoot...we're coming for YOU next!
...and they tried to pick on you for this story... it is featured in the news section of wikipedia's main page (not that wiki is 100% reliable) but still a little vindication, no?
"A new species of monitor lizard, up to two meters long, is discovered in the Philippines."
It looks like a Komodo Dragon to me. You know, people are starting to breed them for pets. They are supposed to be very dog like.