Heat brings out lizard

Cala Smoldt/TR Staff
A large Iguana took a stroll across Illinois Route 17 near the courthouse yesterday morning.

Holding an Iguana is Austin McGuire who spotted him just in time as his mom was driving through the intersection.

The lizard was found travelling through the Aledo downtown four-way towards Central Park on Wednesday, June 24.

The animal was taken to the Mercer County Animal Shelter and will be held for three days. If it is not claimed, it will be sent to an Igauna rescue for proper care.