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Search Continues For 6-Foot-Long Lizard In Colorado

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File photo of a Nile Monitor Lizard (Photo Credit: Chris Hondros / Newsmakers)

File photo of a Nile Monitor Lizard (Photo Credit: Chris Hondros / Newsmakers)

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) – The Teller County Sheriff’s Office says there is still no sign of a 6-foot-long lizard that wandered off in a Colorado neighborhood.

The owner of the escaped Nile monitor lizard named Dino says his pet got loose Monday and he hopes no one will hurt it.

The unidentified owner says his 25-pound lizard broke through its mesh leash. He says the lizard won’t eat any animal bigger than a prairie dog.

Emergency notification calls were made to residents in surrounding subdivisions in Teller County west of Colorado Springs. Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensinger said Tuesday residents need to be careful because the reptile can be aggressive.

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