Elmer the lizard
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Five-foot long monitor lizard caught in California

A 5ft long monitor lizard named Elmer has been reunited with his owner after he was found wandering free in California.

Neighbours reported seeing the reptile in their apartment complex and he was captured and taken to an animal shelter.

Elmer is thought to have escaped through an open door while his cage was being cleaned.

Footage is courtesy of Riverside Animal Control