Wednesday, January 26, 2011

5-Foot Monitor Lizard Wanders Neighborhood

California - The residents were freaking out because here’s the Godzilla-like creature walking down the sidewalk. Animal control managed to get a catch pole — a long pole with a loop at the end that’s used to handle vicious dogs — around the animal’s neck. It was docile at first, but then it started hissing. A police officer grabbed the lizard’s body and they put it in the truck. Black-throated Monitor lizards are carnivorous, legal to own in California and native to the African grasslands and parts of Asia. The scaly pet might have escaped its cage or gotten loose while its owner was away.  More…

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