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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jul 17, 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado

Animal: Monitor Lizard
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 25-pound, 6-foot Nile monitor lizard broke its nylon leash at a park and is on the loose prompting authorities to warn residents to keep children and small pets indoors until the carnivorous reptile is captured. These lizards are known to be strong and aggressive. It is legal to own a monitor lizard in CO.

Source: Reuters, Huffington Post

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