WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police and firefighters responded to an unusual call this week. Something was prowling around on the roof of a home in Westminster. You might expect to find a cat or even a raccoon in Colorado neighborhood, but this critter is definitely not a native!

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“So here is something you don’t see everyday… a stray [iguana] on a roof!” Westminster police wrote on Facebook.

They shared photos of the iguana perched high up on top of the roof.

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Police thanked the Westminster Fire Department and “a helpful citizen, William, who had his roofing gear and was able to help us get this guy down.”

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Westminster police said the iguana was taken to the Foothills Animal Shelter. On Wednesday morning they said someone had called to claim it but hadn’t picked it up yet and they weren’t sure of the validity of the claim.

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If the owner isn’t actually located and you are interested in adopting the iguana, you are asked to contact Foothills Animal Shelter to place a hold on the animal.

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  1. Peter T says:

    If the iguana needs a home, I encourage you to contact Cameron at “The Nature Lab” in Louisville (https://www.mynaturelab.org/)

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