Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierolzer said animal control officers were called Wednesday by motorists alarmed at the lizard's size. Turns out, the reptile belonged to a nearby resident who collects exotic animals.
The man's home was damaged by fire last year and said the lizard, a water monitor, escaped 10 days ago, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Hierolzer said a check reveals no license is needed to own a lizard that large.
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