Lakeside 🦎 Mystery: Puppy alerts man to 4-foot lizard walking from backyard

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Authorities have posted photos on social media of a Henrico Animal Control officer nabbing a four-foot monitor lizard in a Lakeside man's yard over the weekend.

Jim Milne, who lives in the 2900 block Maplewood Road off of Impala Drive, said his puppy Bosco alerted him when the reptile came walking out of his backyard Saturday afternoon.

"Hope Bosco doesn't get it​," he posted on Facebook.

Henrico police posted on Facebook Tuesday that when dispatchers received a call about a four-foot lizard in Milne's yard, officers were suspect.

Dispatch: "Respond for the report of a 4 foot lizard in the callers side yard."

Officer: "I couldn't have heard that correctly, this should be interesting."

Then five minutes later.

"I'll be darned, that is... a four-foot lizard," the officer said.

Milne said he is hopeful someone knows who owns the lizard.

"I've asked neighbors and people on the street behind me," Milne said. "No one knows who owns it."

If you have information that could help investigators, call Henrico County Police at 804-501-5000.

Google Map for coordinates 37.609455 by -77.485024.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.