If you live in Tucson, AZ, and you lost your nile monitor (Varanus niloticus), the Tucson Reptile Rescue has it. A three-foot nile monitor apparently
If you live in Tucson, AZ, and you lost your nile monitor (Varanus niloticus), the Tucson Reptile Rescue has it. A three-foot nile monitor apparently escaped its enclosure and was found Tuesday wandering the streets of the city. The Tucson Fire Department was called when someone noticed the large lizard and was then picked up and taken to Tucson Reptile Rescue. The large lizard looks very healthy and wants to go home. If you are the owner or know someone who is missing a pet, please call the Tucson Reptile Rescue at (520-991-9553.
Nile monitors are for expert keepers only and can grow very large. They can reach five feet in length and weigh 45 pounds. As they grow, they will need larger pens or dedicated rooms. These lizards are sold at reptile stores and shows but be certain that you have the knowledge and the resources to keep these large carnivorous reptiles. Tucson Reptile Rescue is currently caring for the reptile, and if you wish to donate, please do so at https://www.facebook.com/TucsonReptileRescue