Another one of my billionaire fantasies is to have two moats, one filled with kabaragoyas (land monitors), the second filled with komodo dragons. Hence it saddened me to see the kabaragoya floating face down in the fetid Dehiwela canal. They seem like friendly monsters.
The Dehiwela canal is really nasty, at least near where I live. It’s black, though I’m told this is some anti-dengue measure. It also smells. It really smells. I guess there’s any amount of sewage and garbage in there. It’s so depressing cause these canals could be lovely walkways or increase property values, but instead they’re neglected and people just empty waste and garbage into them. I pass by these canals almost every day and just hold my nose. People live and hang out there and they don’t seem to notice at all.
It just struck me when I saw a kabaragoya dead, face down in the blackish water. They’re not the cleanest creatures, but the Dehiwela canal is too dirty for even them.