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Missing an iguana? Elusive reptile captured in Boulder garden

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 17:30:00-04

BOULDER, Colo. – Are you missing an iguana?

Someone certainly is, willing or not, after one was captured this week in Boulder when it startled a woman working in her garden.

The Daily Camera reports the iguana the woman encountered had been sought by Boulder animal control officers for about a month after someone else spotted him.

But the iguana, dubbed “Iggy” by the animal control officers, had evaded capture since its initial sighting.

The frightened gardener asked her daughter what the animal was, and her daughter subsequently posted a picture of the animal in question to a Erie community Facebook page.

Animal control officers eventually showed up, excited to once again see the elusive iguana.

It will be housed at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley until Sunday to see if anyone will claim it as theirs. If no one does, the iguana will be sent to the Colorado Reptile Humane Society in Longmont, then onto adoption or a reptile sanctuary, the Daily Camera reports.

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