Friday 30 September 2016

Lizard Jim on the mend after canal rescue

Published 21/10/2015 | 12:51

Jim the bosc monitor was found beside a canal in Edinburgh (PA/Scottish SPCA)
Jim the bosc monitor was found beside a canal in Edinburgh (PA/Scottish SPCA)

A two-foot-long lizard has been found next to a city canal.

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A member of the public spotted the reptile in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh and at first thought it was a toy.

The bosc monitor, who has since been named Jim, was unwell when he was discovered at about 5pm on October 14.

He is now being cared for by the Scottish SPCA, which is appealing for anyone with information to get in contact.

Animal rescue officer Fiona Thorburn said: "The bosc monitor was stone cold and quite poorly when he was found.

"The person who spotted him initially thought he was a toy as he wasn't moving.

"We suspect Jim has been abandoned, although we can't rule out the possibility he has gone missing from home."

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