Two-foot iguana found in Newport

FOUND: This two-foot iguana was found in a Newport garden

FOUND: This two-foot iguana was found in a Newport garden

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RSPCA Cymru is trying to find the owners of a green iguana found roaming around the garden of a house in Newport.

The householder was surprised to say the least when she discovered the two-foot-long lizard strolling around her garden. After realising he was harmless she was able to catch the reptile and confine him in a box before handing him over to the RSPCA.

Inspector Selina Chan said: “This iguana is very tame and has been well looked after which suggests that he might have has escaped from his home and got lost.

“Posters have been put up in the area but so far no one has come forward to claim him. We would love to reunite him with his owner so if anyone knows where this lost lizard belongs then we would like to hear from them.”

The iguana is currently being looked after by a local wildlife centre. Anyone with information is asked to call the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for inspector Chan. All calls are treated in confidence.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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6:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Paul F. McCourt says...

"Welsh Dragon found in local lady's Garden."
That would've made an exciting headline! Just as exciting for the lady who found this Iguana. I wonder how it survived the Winter? Perhaps its escape was very recently. Perhaps a day or so?
Good find, Ma'am! I hope he finds his way Home soon.
Can you imagine her excitment if she found a GOANNA? Whoo-hooo! I don't think she would've caught that fulla! He'd catch HER! Best leave goannas to the Professionals.
I bet she won't forget this for a while. Something to tell her family for years.
Good on you, Ma'am!
"Welsh Dragon found in local lady's Garden." That would've made an exciting headline! Just as exciting for the lady who found this Iguana. I wonder how it survived the Winter? Perhaps its escape was very recently. Perhaps a day or so? Good find, Ma'am! I hope he finds his way Home soon. Can you imagine her excitment if she found a GOANNA? Whoo-hooo! I don't think she would've caught that fulla! He'd catch HER! Best leave goannas to the Professionals. I bet she won't forget this for a while. Something to tell her family for years. Good on you, Ma'am! Paul F. McCourt
  • Score: -15

6:49pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Paul F. McCourt says...

I forgot to mention. for those who are unaware, this bloke (the Iguana) is a Vegematarian. So, nothing to be scared of. The Goanna, on the other hand, of you've still GOT it, is a Meat Eater.
To "Play the Old Goanna" is to play a Piano. You can't say that about Iguanas.
I forgot to mention. for those who are unaware, this bloke (the Iguana) is a Vegematarian. So, nothing to be scared of. The Goanna, on the other hand, of you've still GOT it, is a Meat Eater. To "Play the Old Goanna" is to play a Piano. You can't say that about Iguanas. Paul F. McCourt
  • Score: -13

12:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Gareth says...

Did I really just read those two posts? Well there's 20s I'm never getting back.
Did I really just read those two posts? Well there's 20s I'm never getting back. Gareth
  • Score: 8

6:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Paul F. McCourt says...

Sorry! NO Refunds! Ha!
Get out in the Sun and lighten up! I'm just having a bit of FUN!
What's the difference between MY comments, just for Fun, and the original Story about the Iguana? The Original story was longer, but still, very interesting. I mean, how often do you find a Tropical Lizard ALIVE in someone's Garden in Wales, never mind the UK?
She was lucky it wasn't a. . . WETA!!!
Yes, I am writing from Down Under. New Zealand, HOME of the HUGE nasty Weta. Look them up in You Tube. They're not just the SPFX Workshop for Peter Jackson Movies.
Relax! Have some Fun! Wreck the language like we do. Its not a crime! The poms wreck the language every time they speak. Vegematarian? Religiously Veges Only. Get it?
What's next? A Redback under your Dunny Seat?
Have a great weekend.
Sorry! NO Refunds! Ha! Get out in the Sun and lighten up! I'm just having a bit of FUN! What's the difference between MY comments, just for Fun, and the original Story about the Iguana? The Original story was longer, but still, very interesting. I mean, how often do you find a Tropical Lizard ALIVE in someone's Garden in Wales, never mind the UK? She was lucky it wasn't a. . . WETA!!! Yes, I am writing from Down Under. New Zealand, HOME of the HUGE nasty Weta. Look them up in You Tube. They're not just the SPFX Workshop for Peter Jackson Movies. Relax! Have some Fun! Wreck the language like we do. Its not a crime! The poms wreck the language every time they speak. Vegematarian? Religiously Veges Only. Get it? What's next? A Redback under your Dunny Seat? Have a great weekend. Paul F. McCourt
  • Score: -4

7:39pm Fri 28 Mar 14

westender says...

Just passing through on his way to Cwmbran
Just passing through on his way to Cwmbran westender
  • Score: -2

7:42pm Fri 28 Mar 14

coalpicker says...

And Kevin chastised me for saying a little while back that newport was beginning to smell like the horn of Africa perhaps I was wrong perhaps it could be the Galapagos .
And Kevin chastised me for saying a little while back that newport was beginning to smell like the horn of Africa perhaps I was wrong perhaps it could be the Galapagos . coalpicker
  • Score: -3

8:24pm Fri 28 Mar 14

comeontheport says...

Paul F. McCourt I've not been lucky enough to visit NZ but I hear it's beautiful there and looks much like Wales. I understand this lovely iguana is in the care of the wonderful people at City Wildlife Care. Lets hope his owner can be found and he can go home soon!
Paul F. McCourt I've not been lucky enough to visit NZ but I hear it's beautiful there and looks much like Wales. I understand this lovely iguana is in the care of the wonderful people at City Wildlife Care. Lets hope his owner can be found and he can go home soon! comeontheport
  • Score: -1

1:57am Sat 29 Mar 14

Paul F. McCourt says...

Thank You, "Comeontheport" for your nice comments.
Unlike Gareth, "Westender" has a good sense of Humour. He / She says the Iguana must be passing through on its way to Cwmbran. (I'm very sorry! I'd need 3PO to Translate and pronounce that one. How do you say it?) Good one, mate!
"CoalPicker" has his Navigation all over the place. Sorry, no offence, just an Observation. This little Iguana probably originated from somewhere in South America, or Fiji. There are swags of them in Fiji. Apparently, they somehow migrated there from South America riding on trees and other debris from the huge storms they have there and were washed out to sea. The Currents pushed them West and then South where they ended up in Fiji. So this bloke is either Fijian or south American. It depends where he was bought by his owner, who may be "soiling their armour" (Monty Python's holy Graille) laughing at this until they can get around to claiming him.
"Comeontheport" and others, yes, New Zealand is a beautiful place, and yes, in parts it probably IS like Wales. Wales, however, is probably so small a Country, it could actually FIT into the Waikato area, or King Country. Unlike Wales, though, we have MOUNTAINS. In fact, the direction I am Facing as I write, I'd be looking at the rugged Kaimanawa Ranges, famed for its Deer Hunting. Looking right to my 10 O'Clock position, I would be looking out of my French doors to look at Mount Pihanga, which I have climbed many times with my mates, and it, too, is also famous for its Deer Hunting and Pig Hunting. And behind me to my 8 O'Clock position is Lake Taupo. What's left of the World's BIGGEST Volcanic Eruption and now filled with the purest water you can find, and is 550 feet deep near Taupo at the North end. Check out "Giggle Maps" (That's what I call them) I am in the North Island, right in the Centre. Yep! Thats; where the Lake is. You can't miss it.
Before I go, even though I am on the other side of this Planet, I would like to Thank the Newport City Wildlife Care People for looking after the Iguana. An unusual guest for you, but something to admire for the amount of Lettuce he eats. On that note (PING!) "LETTUCE" hope he finds his real home soon.
Best Wishes, from NZ
The nearest we have to anything like Iguanas is NIL, but we DO have the rather prehistoric Tuatara that grows to nearly 2 feet long. Check them out on You Tube. Just put Tuatara in the line.
Thank You, "Comeontheport" for your nice comments. Unlike Gareth, "Westender" has a good sense of Humour. He / She says the Iguana must be passing through on its way to Cwmbran. (I'm very sorry! I'd need 3PO to Translate and pronounce that one. How do you say it?) Good one, mate! "CoalPicker" has his Navigation all over the place. Sorry, no offence, just an Observation. This little Iguana probably originated from somewhere in South America, or Fiji. There are swags of them in Fiji. Apparently, they somehow migrated there from South America riding on trees and other debris from the huge storms they have there and were washed out to sea. The Currents pushed them West and then South where they ended up in Fiji. So this bloke is either Fijian or south American. It depends where he was bought by his owner, who may be "soiling their armour" (Monty Python's holy Graille) laughing at this until they can get around to claiming him. "Comeontheport" and others, yes, New Zealand is a beautiful place, and yes, in parts it probably IS like Wales. Wales, however, is probably so small a Country, it could actually FIT into the Waikato area, or King Country. Unlike Wales, though, we have MOUNTAINS. In fact, the direction I am Facing as I write, I'd be looking at the rugged Kaimanawa Ranges, famed for its Deer Hunting. Looking right to my 10 O'Clock position, I would be looking out of my French doors to look at Mount Pihanga, which I have climbed many times with my mates, and it, too, is also famous for its Deer Hunting and Pig Hunting. And behind me to my 8 O'Clock position is Lake Taupo. What's left of the World's BIGGEST Volcanic Eruption and now filled with the purest water you can find, and is 550 feet deep near Taupo at the North end. Check out "Giggle Maps" (That's what I call them) I am in the North Island, right in the Centre. Yep! Thats; where the Lake is. You can't miss it. Before I go, even though I am on the other side of this Planet, I would like to Thank the Newport City Wildlife Care People for looking after the Iguana. An unusual guest for you, but something to admire for the amount of Lettuce he eats. On that note (PING!) "LETTUCE" hope he finds his real home soon. Best Wishes, from NZ The nearest we have to anything like Iguanas is NIL, but we DO have the rather prehistoric Tuatara that grows to nearly 2 feet long. Check them out on You Tube. Just put Tuatara in the line. Paul F. McCourt
  • Score: -1

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