John Welsh, spokesman for Riverside County Animal Services.
"The residents were freaking out because here's the Godzilla-like creature walking down the sidewalk."
Selter and police officer managed to capture the Monitor lizard and instantly put in in a compartment of her truck that's usually used for large dogs. Selter held the onto its sharp, lashing tail while the police officer grabbed the body of the Monitor lizard.
"The last one we had was nasty. But this one doesn't hiss and we were able to walk it around. It was investigating and didn't snap at anyone,"
"We suspect that it's been someone's pet for a long time, because it's so big. I think they might let it wander around the house. Maybe it sleeps on a bean bag?"
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