The Nerja Policía Local captured an iguana, which happened to be jogging down the access lane for El Playazo, near the El Chaparil school. OK, so it doesn’t eat humans, but why let facts get in the way of a good headline?
The fearless local police had been called by a somebody out walking, who had probably been overtaken by the agile beastie, and who had given the exact location of the iguana.
The policemen captured the lizard and whisked it down to the police station, where they got in contact with the Centro de Recuperación de Especies Amenazadas so that they could come around and take charge of it.
However, the iguana is not an endangered species, which is what this organization specialises in, so the police took it around to a local vet, instead, for it to be kept until the owner came forward – nobody claimed it.
So, it has been handed over to a local who has a terrarium as well as a couple of iguanas of his own, for safe keeping, until the owner finally shows up or it dies of old age.
(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)