Did a lizard pet run away in a residential area, Numazu, Shizuoka?

Did a lizard pet escape to a residential area, Shizuoka, September 27, 20:15?

On the afternoon of the 27th, a lizard was found in a residential area in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and a police officer who rushed to the station captured it. Police believe the pet ran away and are looking for the owner.
At around 2 p.m. on the 27th, a neighbor reported to the police box that there was a lizard in the parking lot of Shimokanuki, Numazu City, and a police officer who rushed to the police station escaped under a residential storey and caught it.

According to the police, the captured was a “Miz monitor” with a total length of about one meter, and the body has a merradish pattern of yellow and black.

The lizard was found in a residential area and police are looking for its owner, considering that what was kept as a pet ran away.

According to Tsuyoshi Shirawa, director of the zoo “Izu” in Kawazu-cho, Shizuoka Prefecture, “Miz monitors” inhabit watersides in Southeast Asia and China, and the larger ones are more than 2 meters long.

In addition, because it is often kept as a pet recently, and because it has sharp teeth and claws even if the character is quiet, mr. Shiranwa wants you to report it to the police etc. without catching or touching it even if it finds the lizard which ran away by any chance.

Police “Come out early”

The “Miz monitor” weighs a couple of kilograms and is protected by water in a plastic case at Numazu Police Station.

Lizards occasionally moved around actively stretching their blue tongues.

The police officer said, “It looks relatively healthy now, but it is difficult to raise it at the police station, so I want the owner to come out early.”