An Oregon man playing in the yard with his toddler sons captured a 6-foot-long lizard capable of killing pets and injuring humans.

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man playing in the yard with his toddler sons captured a 6-foot-long lizard capable of killing pets and injuring humans.

Ryan Nelson said he thought it was a crocodile when he first spotted the Nile monitor.

He was able to capture it and wrestle it into a dog cage with the help of Dalton Brown from MB Reptiles, a pet store.

No report on missing lizards has been filed, but officials say whoever lost the lizard should have immediately reported it because the Nile monitor’s teeth and claws make it dangerous to pets and people.

The lizard is now on display at the pet store.