- Associated Press - Monday, August 6, 2018

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) - A 3 ½-foot lizard is on the loose in Massachusetts, and its owner warns that it could bite.

Liz Rose tells The Sun of Lowell that her Argentine black and white tegu lizard named Tiggs escaped its outdoor enclosure at her Wilmington home last week.

She has been roaming the woods looking for the 4-year-old lizard, has distributed fliers and posted images on social media.

Rose has also set up multiple traps baited with chicken and quail eggs - a tegu favorite - without success.

Rose advises anyone who spots Tiggs not to approach the animal, as he could become frightened and flee or could bite if someone attempts to handle him.

Instead, they should call Wilmington Animal Control.

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