[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 26 April, 2004, 16:15 GMT 17:15 UK
Pet iguana taken from garden shed
Magnus the iguana who was stolen from his home in Bury
Magnus's owner is extremely worried about him
Police are appealing for help in tracing an iguana who was stolen from his home in Bury.

Magnus, who is orange with black stripes, was taken from a garden shed in Estbank Road, Ramsbottom, between 2300 BST and 0600 BST on Monday.

Police say the 5ft pet is likely to bite, and the offenders are being urged to call the police or return him to their nearest police station.

A spokesman said Magnus's owner is extremely worried about him.

He said: "Magnus's owner got the iguana when it was only 5ins long, and since then it has grown to around 5ft.

"He is extremely worried about him, as the offenders have only taken a couple of heating lamps and left all the other equipment which is essential for Magnus to survive."

Police are warning the people who stole Magnus that he can also spread the Salmonella bacteria and if anyone is bitten by him, they must seek immediate medical attention to have a tetanus injection.

Thieves snatch bearded dragon
09 Jul 03  |  Scotland
Iguana abandoned on beach
29 Jun 03  |  Kent
An iguana is also for life
10 Nov 99  |  UK News

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific