Are you heading to New York anytime soon? If so, you might run into this 4 1/2 foot lizard!

This New York lizard escaped the apartment of its owner during a move last month. Police say it fled to a tree nearby and managed to climb more than 100 feet up.

According to, traps were placed around the tree. However, the lizard found his way down and around without being captured. It was last seen in the backyard of a resident’s house.

The police department is asking for the public to be aware of any sightings and not capture the lizard on their own. Police also said the species is known to bite and secretes a venom that could lead to a bacterial infection, but would not likely be fatal to humans.

Take a look at what this lizard looks like below!

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