El Cajon police receive reports of a loose alligator; find a different reptile

EL CAJON (KUSI) – El Cajon Police were called to a home on Helix View Drive Friday after receiving reports of an alligator in someone's backyard. 

When officers arrived on scene, they didn't find an alligator, but instead found a very large iguana.

Sgt. Will Guerin, Officer Nick Jones and Officer Allen Boyer managed to get the iguana into custody, but not before being whipped by the 5' tail a few times. 

They did manage to locate the owner and were able to return the reptile without any further incident. 

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