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story.lead_photo.caption An iguana — a tan, scaly lizard with a striped tail — was discovered Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in the 900 block of North Davis Street in Pea Ridge.

The owner of a free-roaming iguana is sought after the large lizard was seen making its way through a Northwest Arkansas town earlier this week.

An officer with the Pea Ridge Police Department spotted the animal Wednesday in a residential area of the town of nearly 5,120 residents.

The iguana — a tan, scaly lizard with a striped tail — was also seen in the 900 block of North Davis Street that afternoon, according to a statement posted to the agency’s Facebook page.

“We tried lassoing it but [the lizard] ran into the bushes,” the post reads in part.

Police said the reptile may still be in trumpet vine plants along North Davis Street.

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  • Suztoo
    June 22, 2017 at 5:02 p.m.

    I hope the owner of this pet is found soon or this iguana is not going to last very long running loose. He looks terribly thin and dehydrated. The article does not say just how long it is, but they can certainly get quite large, based on watching my grandson's iguana over the years. He has replaced the lizard condo multiple times due to the growth of the stinking thing. Not a fan of keeping reptiles myself, but I do not like to see non native species get out in the wild to either suffer and die or create a new set of problems by their impact on other creatures.

  • LR1955
    June 22, 2017 at 7:45 p.m.

    They can get in the 6' long range but they are plant eaters, not really dangerous. The might be able to live trap it w/ a large enough trap baited w/ fruit!

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