It was an iguana, and a big one at that.
Stuart police had been trying to catch him for a few days, and they finally nabbed the creature.
The iguana was finally caught hanging around a restaurant's outdoor dining area.
Officers snapped a quick photo with the iguana before taking it into custody.
On Twitter, the police called the search an "Iguanahunt" that left officers empty-handed.
Stuart Police apprehend suspicious Iguana hiding from authorities at a local downtown restaurant. This guy has been able elude officers for a few days and sightings of him resulted in an “Iguanahunt” leaving officers empty handed. Finally he was safely taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/24siEy5pK3— Stuart Police Dept. (@cityofstuart) October 16, 2017
They were happy to finally get their guy.
It's not clear where the iguana came from or why he was on the run.
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