An “extraordinarily massive lizard” has been discovered on the unfastened on the island of Guernsey.
The reptile, which is almost three ft lengthy, is so huge it was saved in a canine kennel by rescuers on the Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA).
Steve Byrne, the GSPCA supervisor, mentioned rescuers are looking for the house owners of the lizard which they imagine is a tegu.
The reptiles are native to Central and South America.
The GSPCA had been referred to as at round 4:30pm on Friday to the parish of Castel on the island.
Rescue officers Geoff George and Neil Hughes attended the scene and had been mentioned to be “very stunned to what they discovered”.
Mr Neil Hughes mentioned: “After we are referred to as out to lizards they’re typically bearded dragons or typically tiny lizards present in suitcases from holidaymakers returning dwelling.
“As we speak once I attended the scene in Castel I used to be confronted with the most important lizard rescue I’ve been referred to as out to which was an actual shock.
“Geoff managed to restrain the extraordinarily massive lizard which we’ve now safely transported to the GSPCA.”
Steve Byrne, GSPCA supervisor, mentioned “We’re at the moment looking for the proprietor of the extraordinarily massive lizard and in addition making an attempt to establish the precise species, which we imagine is a tegu.”
“It’s so huge it’s at the moment in a kennel as we do not have a vivarium massive sufficient.
“Being practically three ft lengthy it’s actually the most important reptile in our care.”
The GSPCA mentioned it has plenty of reptiles it’s making an attempt to dwelling, together with two snakes and a bearded dragon.