A two-foot long iguana made its way in Brooklyn yesterday, trying to mind its own business, rummaging through garbage, but a worried resident called 911. Then, as the Post reports "full cast of cops, emergency services and nosy neighbors descended on the scene and a Keystone Kops chase ensued." Police chased the iguana through backyards, and the iguana escaped up a telegraph pole. (Telegraph? Not telephone?) The iguana finally came down after being sprayed with a hose, and now has a home in Long Island.
Ah, Gothamist likes chase stories with strange animals and happy endings. How to keep an iguana.