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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 12, 2011
Location: Alton, Illinois

Animal: Nile Monitor Lizard
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: A homeowner called authorities and reported that a large lizard was lounging on a widowsill at her home. Animal control caught the 4-foot Nile monitor lizard, believed to be a former pet, and will hold him for 7 days, at which point he will be turned over to the IL Dept of Natural Resources if the owner does not claim him.

Source: ChicagoTribune.com

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