An exotic lizard had to be rescued from a power line after it was left stranded there for 3 straight days.
The news was announced by the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA/
Animal rescuers in Pennsylvania said that a chameleon was rescued after it was found stranded on a power line.
It is believed that the lizard was there for 3 straight days.
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA said that personnel responded to a neighborhood in Daly City, where a caller reported an exotic lizard.
It was reported that the lizard was clinging to a power line for 3 days.
The organization said that authorities spoke with an electrical line worker in order to come up with a plan that would help them rescue the lizard.
A rescuer had to use a wooden-handled tool so they could capture the chameleon in a net.
Officials said that the lizard tried to cling to the line, but was forced to pull free.
It was safely brought back to the ground, confirmed the authorities.
The exotic lizard was handed over to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.
The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA that the animal is believed to be an escaped pet or an escapee of a pet store in the area.
Buffy Martin Tarbox, the spokesperson of the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, said that these lizards are only found in Africa.
The statement of Tarbox added:
Since these lizards are native only to Africa, the chameleon is either someone’s exotic pet or an escapee from a pet shop. To date, we haven’t found a lost report that fits this little animal. But we are well prepared to find a suitable home should that prove necessary.
The good thing is that the animal is safe and is now in the care of professionals.