When a goanna made a surprise appearance at a south coast restaurant one peaceful afternoon, a French waitress quickly took control of the situation. On Sunday, Samia Lila was serving at the packed Mimosa Winery restaurant at Murrah, near Bega, when a customer grabbed her hand and pointed at the unwelcome scaly visitor that was crawling across the floor."I looked at it and thought it was a dog at first!" Ms Lila said."But then I realised it was a goanna."At about 180 centimetres long, it went under one of the tables and the customers sitting there started to scream. "Everyone was screaming, so I started screaming too," Ms Lila said.The 25-year-old put a chair in its path to try and buy time while she figured out how to stop it from reaching customers. Running out of options, the best she could think of was grabbing it by its tail and dragging it outside across the veranda and away from everyone – including past a woman who had by then jumped on her chair.Subscribe For More Videos.