This huge iguana was found in a layby and the Scottish SPCA is looking for its owner
The iguana is doing well, despite his adventures by the A702.
A giant iguana is under the care of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after being discovered in a layby.
The iguana, who has been named Iggy, was found next to the A702 in the Borders by a member of the public. The man who found him was able to pick him up and transport him to safety.
Iggy is rather large; his tail alone is at least 3ft long, according to the Scottish SPCA’s chief inspector, Fiona Henderson.
Dawn-Vale Lowdon, the animal rescue officer who picked Iggy up from his rescuer, said: “Despite having a few bumps, he was all right once he had been warmed up.”
The Scottish SPCA are hoping Iggy’s owners will come forward, but if they don’t he’ll be cared for until a suitable forever home is found.
Henderson had some advice for those who may be thinking of adopting a massive reptile.
She said: “Green iguanas are kept commonly as pets. They require a lot of care as UV lights, heating and a big vivarium is needed to keep them comfortable.”
Anyone concerned about the welfare of an animal should contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.