Six-Foot Lizard on the Loose in Colorado

    July 18, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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A six-foot lizard is on the loose somewhere within the wilds of Colorado, according to authorities. The 25-pound Nile monitor lizard somehow managed to escape its enclosure in Teller County, prompting officials to issue a warning to those with small children and outdoor pets. Apparently these creatures can get a little testy from time-to-time, which means you probably don’t want to grab the beast should it wander into your homestead.

“It’s a large reptile, at least 25 pounds, and it can be aggressive. We want the people in those areas to know so they could keep on eye on their pets and small children,” explained Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensinger.

Here’s the good news: The lizard’s owner, who wishes to remain anonymous should this thing stumble into a radioactive dumping site and grow to astronomical proportions, says that while Dino (no joke) may look dangerous, he’s actually a very gentle little guy. In fact, he’s so laid back and nonchalant about life in general that he probably won’t eat anything bigger than a prairie dog. If that was designed to make me feel better about the creature being on the loose, then he failed miserably in his quest to soothe my nerves. And I don’t even live in Colorado.

Dino has been on the run since Tuesday (July 17), so he could be anywhere at this point. Should you or someone you love stumble across the missing lizard, contact the Sheriff’s Department immediately. Again, do not try to apprehend the little guy yourself. Anyone who’s seen at least one SyFy original motion picture will tell you that this is an incredibly bad idea. Whoever said you couldn’t learn life lessons from low-budget monster movies apparently hadn’t anticipated this.

In order to prepare for the worse-case scenario, have a look at the clip nestled below.

  • Brenda

    I owned a 6-ft. 42 lb Nile Monitor and he was quite tame….Even did the local vets petting zoos. In fact he really loved all the attention from the all children. If he were to bite it is not life threatening. They are legal in the state of Kentucky by the Department of fish and wildlife. Please do not let fear and panic destroy this intelligent creature. Let his owner handle him….If his owner says it is gentle then he probably is but has become frightened by its new surroundings. Stay away from it and get in touch with its owner.

  • Brenda

    Oh, I forgot to say that because of the fear that the lizard has, he could become unpredictable and should not be approached. If you don’t bother him….he probably will not bother you…..Call someone that knows how to handle the situation….

  • Mike McV

    Ah mister lizard, A MUNSTAR!!!!!!!, would you care for a hamburger!? hahaha!!!

  • BR289

    Sensationalism at it’s finest!!!!
    These people haven’t a clue….