A Savannah Monitor Lizard was found basking in the sun and eating tomatoes in a backyard in Santa Ana’s Park Santiago Neighborhood, which is north of the 5 Freeway and not far from the MainPlace Mall.
He seems to be well taken care of aside from a minor injury on his head.
If he is yours, please send a message via Facebook to Tina Andres. She will take care of him until the owner is found.
The savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) is a medium sized species of monitor lizard native to Africa. The species is known as Bosc’s monitor in Europe, since French scientist Louis Bosc first described the species. It belongs to the subgenus Polydaedalus, along with the Nile, the ornate and other monitors, according to Wikipedia.
These lizards are worth about fifty dollars according to an online source.