DAVIE, Fla. — Florida authorities have caught an enormous lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee stated Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures greater than eight toes lengthy.
The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported free in August in a Davie neighborhood. Residents stated it lurked of their backyards and scratched at their patio doorways.
Wildlife officers and Davie law enforcement officials caught it Tuesday after getting a tip from a resident who stated the lizard continuously appeared on his property round noon.
A wildlife fee assertion says the lizard will likely be returned to its proprietor, who acquired a legal quotation for its escape.
House owners will need to have cages to maintain these lizards as pets. It’s unlawful to launch nonnative species in Florida.