Rare Giant Lizard Found Wandering Around London’s Heathrow Airport

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A rare lizard, around one foot long was found wandering the baggage terminal recently at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The discovery was made by “staff in Terminal 4’s baggage sorting area“, according to Fox News.

It is not known where the lizard came from.

The lizard, believed to be a Bengal was caught by Officers from the Border Force Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). They believe that the lizard was brought to the UK illegally.

The best guess is that the lizard traveled in somebody’s luggage. A CITES officer said that it was a miracle that the lizard didn’t die from shock, the weather or being run over.

While they figure out where to send the lizard, he’s currently being kept at a special center close to Heathrow Airport.

At one foot long, the lizard might not sound so big. However, Fox mentions how, “monitor lizards take several years to reach adult size, but once fully grown they can be up to six and a half feet long.

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