Large pet lizard on the loose in Southwest Florida

WFTXPublished: October 24, 2017
Published: October 24, 2017

The owner of a 6-foot-long monitor lizard is hoping someone finds his pet, after escaping from his outdoor enclosure in northern Collier County on October 14. Kevin Hennings' monitor lizard, named Poseidon, for educational presentations. "I just want people to realize, he's not going to hurt you." Unlike Nile monitors, Poseidon is an Asian water monitor, and owning one does not require a permit. Anyone who spots him is asked to call the FWC Exotic Species Hotline at 1-888-IVE-GOT1.

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