LAKESIDE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have captured a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) lizard that was wandering around a Virginia neighborhood.
News outlets report an officer captured the monitor lizard Saturday in Lakeside.
Henrico Animal Protection Police Lt. Shawn Sears says the lizard was captured after authorities received a call. Authorities say the lizard is at a facility that can accommodate its unique needs.
Police posted pictures of the lizard on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday, including one image of the lizard under a bush near the foundation of a home.
Authorities believe the reptile was someone’s pet, but no one has claimed it.