Collingdale, Pa. (WTXF) Collingdale police are asking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a pet iguana.
Police say the iguana was found around 3 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of Mac Dade Boulevard at the Rita’s Water Ice.
Vet tech Niki Jones was called on by police to help snag the 3-foot long exotic animal.
"We used towels to kind of corral and we used these gloves here just in case so nobody would get bit,” she told FOX 29.
Officials believe the reptile somehow got loose from its owner or a nearby yard.
"It's the first request I've ever gotten to come get an iguana,” Jones explained.
The female lizard is now being cared for by staff at Glenolden Animal Hospital. Jones says it’s likely the cold-blooded creature wouldn't have survived long on her own.
Officials surmise the iguana came from a good home. She's well-fed and taken care of and showed little aggression at the scene.
"I just hope that she does get back to where she belongs cause she's most likely missed,” said Jones.
Iguanas do bite and their bites pack a punch. They can also whip you with their powerful tails.
If you have any information, please contact them at 610-237-6120 or the Collingdale Police Department at 610-586-0502.