1 of 4 reptiles stolen from Calif. museum found
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — One of four reptiles stolen from a Central California science museum has been found.
The Fresno Bee reports the 3 1/2-foot savannah monitor lizard was back at Fresno’s Discovery Center on Friday after it was found nearby.
A thief broke into the museum on Wednesday night or Thursday morning and made off with the lizard, a 7-foot-long boa constrictor and two 3-foot-long ball pythons.
Surveillance video showed the suspect putting the four reptiles into a garbage bag.
The center’s director, Mary Ellen Wright, said she was worried about the animals’ conditions because they are mortal enemies.
It wasn’t clear exactly where the monitor lizard was found, but a veterinarian is expected to check out the reptile to make sure it’s ok.