Police nab 4-foot-long lizard in Virginia (Photo)

The lizard was found Saturday wandering in the Lakeside neighborhood of Henrico County. (Courtesy Henrico County police)

LAKESIDE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have captured a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) lizard that was wandering around a Virginia neighborhood.

News outlets report an officer captured the monitor lizard Saturday in Lakeside.

Henrico Animal Protection Police Lt. Shawn Sears says the lizard was captured after authorities received a call. Authorities say the lizard is at a facility that can accommodate its unique needs.

Police posted pictures of the lizard on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday, including one image of the lizard under a bush near the foundation of a home.

Authorities believe the reptile was someone’s pet, but no one has claimed it.

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