Monday, 23 July 2012

Escaped Nile Monitor lizard found in Woodland Park


THE GAZETTE
A six-foot long lizard that escaped earlier this week in Teller County was found about 6 p.m. Friday in Woodland Park.
Dino was unharmed and was returned to its owner, according to the Teller County Sheriff's Office.
The Nile Monitor lizard, which escaped from the Westwood Lakes area Monday, was found in a nearby neighborhood. The landowner who found Dino asked to remain anonymous, officials said.
Sheriff's deputies brought Dino's owner with them to pick up the lizard. He is now back at home with his owners.
The search for Dino, which spanned the course of the week, began when he escaped from the nylon cord he was tied to in his owner's front yard.
A reverse 911 call was put out to residents in the Woodland West, Westwood Lakes and Rosewood Hills subdivisions warning them of the lizard's escape.  Both Teller County law enforcement and animal control searched for Dino from July 16 to July 19.
There were concerns that the 25 pound lizard could be a danger to children or small animals, with residents being warned to be cautious outdoors.
Teller County officials said that no one, including the lizard, has been injured. 


http://www.gazette.com/articles/escaped-142021-teller-park.html#ixzz21Lv1UG6U

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