GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — On Saturday night, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office reported that the monitor lizard that was lost in Williamson County on Thursday was found.
According to WCSO Sheriff Chody, the lizard was caught and is being returned to its owner.
What is a monitor lizard?
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the monitor lizard is a reptile with an elongated head and neck, a relatively heavy body, a long tail and well-developed legs. Their tongues are long, forked and snakelike.
They are found in Africa (south of the Sahara), in southern and southeastern Asia, in Australia, and on southwestern Pacific islands. While they are exotic, the lizards are a popular pet in the West.
A well-known large monitor species is the Komodo dragon, which is the largest lizard of all, and grows to about 9 feet. The reptiles consume large insects and spiders, other lizards, small mammals and birds.