By: Kuo Tze-hsuan and Chung Yu-chen
The orange and brown-colored creature, affectionately named "little dinosaur," was found basking in the sun on a fence of a local drainage ditch in Wandan Township, the Pingtung County Government said.
A photo of the animal has spurred heated discussion since it was made public on Monday by a passersby who was spooked by the creature with spike-like scales.
Upon learning the news, Cheng Yung-yu (鄭永裕), head of the county's Department of Agriculture, said the local authorities teamed up with a bird association and experienced iguana removal professionals and captured the critter on Wednesday – with ropes and traps. [FULL STORY]