Local News: Family Catches Six Foot Lizard in Yard | lizard, family, foot :: "It was a Labor Day the Nelson family probably won't forget; an evening outside with the kids that turned frightening when a 6-foot lizard showed up in their Grants Pass home.
It started when Ryan Nelson, the father, went to bring his young kids in for a bath. On the way back into the house he caught something moving out of the corner of his eye.
'I heard a noise. I thought it was cats at first. And I looked and it's a-what I thought was-an alligator at first,' says Nelson."
Or maybe not:
Man Finds, Captures Six-Foot Lizard: "A man has discovered a six-foot long lizard in his backyard in Grants Pass, Oregon. The man, Ryan Nelson, said he thought at first that the Nile monitor lizard was a crocodile. The Nile monitor has the ability to kill pets and cause human injury."