Area surprisingly free of cats
DAVIE, Fla. — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighbourhood for months.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than eight feet (2.5 metres) long.
The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in August in a Davie neighbourhood. Residents said it lurked in their backyards and scratched at their patio doors.
Wildlife officers and Davie police officers caught it Tuesday after getting a tip from a resident who said the lizard frequently appeared on his property around midday.
A wildlife commission statement says the lizard will be returned to its owner.
An escaped pet Asian water monitor lizard was captured after terrorizing a Florida neighbourhood.