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2 pet iguanas on the loose in Jacksonville Beach

8:42 PM, Jun 1, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- First, a pet boa constrictor went missing in early May.

Now, two five-foot iguanas are on the loose in Jacksonville Beach.

An orange male named Chuckles and a green female named Papaya have escaped from their enclosure, according to owner Chelsea Moore.

When Moore left for work at 1 p.m. on Friday, Chuckles and Papaya were in their enclosure. When she returned at 5 p.m., they were gone.

Moore said the two iguanas normally reside in an enclosure against her sliding glass door. She said they must have figured out how to open the latch, but it has been secure for years.

Chuckles, who Moore rescued nine years ago, and Papaya, who Moore has had for about a year, may be in the area of Beach Boulevard and Penman Road.

If someone encounters Chuckles or Papaya, Moore asks that they feed the iguanas fruits or vegetables and then call Jacksonville Beach Animal Control at (904) 247-6167 or the Jacksonville Beach Police Department at (904) 270-1667.

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