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Monitor lizard returned to owner

Posted at 7:31 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 19:31:30-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. ---  The 6-foot-long monitor lizard, named Poseidon, that was lost is back home.

Poseidon escaped from his outdoor enclosure in northern Collier County on October 14. 

Unlike Nile monitors, Poseidon is an Asian water monitor, and owning one does not require a permit. Hennings said that Poseidon is a big part of the family. 

"When I first got him, he was about 4 feet," Hennings said. "He's pushing about 6 feet, 50 pounds right now. So he's a beast of a lizard for sure."

Kevin Hennings, the owner of the monitor lizard, uses Poseidon for educational presentations.