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Folsom police to reunite found tegu lizard with its owner

Folsom police have located the owner of a tegu lizard that was arrested on Thursday afternoon. The lizard was discovered near School Street and Penaranda Drive. He was taken to the Folsom Zoo, where he agreed to keep the reptile until his owner claimed it. After police asked the public for help to identify the owner, the man showed up and will be reunited with his pet on Friday morning, police said. The Argentine black and white tegu is native to South America and can reach a length of almost 5 feet. They are considered an invasive species in Florida, but it is legal to have them as pets in California. Golden State is a difficult climate for tropical species, unlike Florida. “It’s very cold here in the winter,” said Peter Tira, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Correction (March 11, 2022): An older version of this story was not misreported when the lizard was discovered.

Folsom police have located the owner of a tegu lizard that was arrested on Thursday afternoon.

The lizard was discovered near School Street and Penaranda Drive.

He was taken to the Folsom Zoo, where he agreed to keep the reptile until his owner claimed it.

After police asked the public for help to identify the owner, the man showed up and will be reunited with his pet on Friday morning, police said.

The Argentine black and white tegu is native to South America and can reach a length of almost 5 feet.

They are is considered an invasive species in Florida but it is legal to have them as pets in California.

Golden State is a difficult climate for tropical species, unlike Florida.

“It’s very cold here in the winter,” said Peter Tira, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Correction (March 11, 2022): An older version of this story was not misreported when the lizard was discovered.

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