Police Dispatched to Report of Alligator in El Cajon

It turned out to be a very large iguana

An alligator in El Cajon?

Sure, 911 dispatchers get some eyebrow-raising calls, but this one takes the cake (or is it bait?) El Cajon police were dispatched last Friday to a report of an alligator in the backyard of a home on Helix View Drive.

When police arrived, they didn’t find an alligator – but a very large iguana.

The officers took the reptile into custody without much incident (they were whipped by the iguana’s 5-foot tail once or twice), police said.

Once they discovered the iguana belonged to another resident, police returned the pet to his home.

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