Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents have finally captured an Asian water monitor lizard that has been on the loose and prowling around a Davie neighborhood for months.
Neighbors in the Nob Hill community were concerned that the large lizard, which is around 6 feet long and weighs about 100 pounds, could pose a threat to pets and small children.
Though not known to be deadly to humans, an Asian water monitor's bite can be very painful.
Neighbors say a woman who lives nearby said the lizard is her pet. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it's legal to keep the animals as pets.