A friend of mine had (still has, i think) big water monitors. He was crazy because he would handle them all the time even though they were mean as hell. The guy had huge scars on his arms from bites of those beasts. I remember how afraid i was of his monitors...
The funny thing is that his biggest salvator (over 9 feet and the largest lizard of any kind i ever saw ) was also the tamest one. You could pet the creature around and touch him in the head. He would close his eyes like he was enjoying it. But the other monitors were pure fury. Scary!!
Love will take you far and hate even further.