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United States Secret Service agents were taken aback on seeing large water monitors wandering the grounds of Government House during security inspections yesterday ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. 

They mistook them for the ferocious, carnivorous komodo dragons found in parts of Indonesia, a Government House source said.

Thai officials calmed their nerves, explaining to them the creatures are relatively harmless.

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