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Tegu Looking For Its Owner In Fontana, CA

A black and white tegu lizard found wandering in a yard in Fontana, Calif., is looking for its owner, who took very good care of it. According to NBC

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A black and white tegu lizard found wandering in a yard in Fontana, Calif., is looking for its owner, who took very good care of it. According to NBC News Los Angeles, the lizard was searching for its owner around the 18000 block of Grenada Avenue in the city of Fontana, known for its NASCAR Auto Club Speedway. 


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Tegus can reach five feet in length and weigh 8 to 15 pounds. They can live 12-20 years in captivity and are avid diggers and climbers, which is probably how the Fontana tegu escaped its enclosure. 

The lizard is waiting at the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, in hopes that its owner will be found. Anyone who knows who the owner is can call the Fontana Police Department Animal Services, 909-350-7620 or the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, 951-358-7387.

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John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata