Caught a Savannah Monitor in my backyard

Caught a Savannah Monitor in my backyard

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    Caught a Savannah Monitor in my backyard

    Got home from one job, getting a bite to eat and getting ready to go on duty at the fire station when i hear my two dachshunds (sp) barking their heads off in the backyard. I lean out the back door hollering at them to hush and they do, but as soon as i close the door they start back up. So I'm going out their to pop'em on the butt to get them to stop when I walk up on this BIG lizard they have backed up against the fence. It's hissing, flicking it's tongue and whipping it's tail at my dogs. I didn't know what to think! I guessed pretty quickly that it was not a native species so I used some "Steve Irwin" type distraction techniques and caught the dang thing. It's over a foot long and I had no idea what exactly it was. I walked to the back door, my wife has her back to the door feeding my 9 month old daughter, I just tap on the glass and she turns around and screams and immediately locks the dead bolt ! Anyhoos, after a little google researching I find out that i have caught a Savannah Monitor! There used to be a guy that had a bunch of lizards that lived in the neighborhood. Maybe this is an escapee or he let one go. He doesn't live there anymore. Apparently they make good pets if you're into that kind thing. My wife said, "Hell No!" Well, I've got it here at the fire house and I plan on going to the local pet store tomorrow and see if i can pawn it off on them. I'm trying to get a picture from my cell to the computer. i'll post it asap. FREAKIN' CRAZY!


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    Ya know, with a little barbeque sauce...
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    Paint it white with black spots...get one of those tiny red helments...keep it at the station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Paint it white with black spots...get one of those tiny red helments...keep it at the station.
    October is Fire Prevention Month around here.

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    Well, yeah....we'd like some pics when you get them.

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    Yes, by the way...I know I can edit my posts, but I'd rather chalk up another one a minute later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Paint it white with black spots...get one of those tiny red helments...keep it at the station.
    ya gotta love this one!

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    here's a pic from the cell phone

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    I'd keep it anyway just because the story behind it. Plus, the dogs like it too... but they do get huge.
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    The Savannah Monitor Lizard - pet care guide

    Savannah Monitors

    Particularly note handling instructions...
    Handling

    From what I can find, your new 'pet' would cost anywhere from maybe $80-140, but they are not considered to be that great of a pet for many families. Unless you think your dogs will get used to it, you might be better off selling it to a pet shop or collector.
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    No takers at the fire department. Pet store opens at 9:00a.m.

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    Where in Miss.? It's probably too late but I definetly know a pet store that would take it. As well as several collectors. Let me know.

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