WESTMINSTER, Colo. — So far, no one has claimed an iguana that had to be rescued from a roof in Westminster Saturday morning.
Officers, as well as a helpful citizen, were able to set a trap with strawberries and lure the reptile to safety, according to Westminster Police spokesperson Cheri Spottke.
It helped that the helpful citizen, identified as William, had his roofing gear.
The iguana was found in the 5400 block of 97th Place – north of US 36 and Sheridan Boulevard.
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If you recognize the iguana and want to claim him, you can call Westminster Animal Management at 303-658-4360.
This likely goes without saying, but iguanas are not indigenous to Colorado, although they are popular pets.
Depending on the variety of iguana, they can be between 6 inches long to 7 feet. The reptiles prefer warm climates, and are often found in tropical or subtropical coastal areas. Although they aren’t native to Florida, some iguanas have begun to live there comfortably in the wild after they’ve been set loose by irresponsible pet owners.
According to National Geographic, iguanas are pretty chill in the wild, and like to lounge in the sun. That’s likely the case of the Westminster iguana, which was spotted on the roof when temperatures hit 90s degrees.
For what it's worth, the iguana is not the only exotic pet unaccounted for in Colorado. A wallaby is on the loose after escaping from the Zoology Foundation in Larkspur.
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