MIAMI, Fla. (WESH) – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had to call in a bit of help for a stowaway on board of a cargo plane.
A 4-foot black-throated monitor somehow managed to find itself inside a cargo plane Thursday night at Miami International Airport.
A crew member spotted the lizard and made a call for help.
The FWC brought in the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue venom unit to assist in capturing the lizard. Crews eventually got the lizard into a dog crate.
Black-throated monitors are native to Tanzania and can deliver a nasty bite or lash out with their tails, but are known to be docile and have mild temperaments.
It’s not known how the lizard ended up in the cargo area.
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