God of the sea, slave to the chicken. Thanks to a few helpful neighbors and some tasty hunks of poultry, Poseidon, the 5-year-old Asian Water Lizard, has been captured.
As Naples Daily News
reports, owner Kevin Hennings lured the 6-foot, 50-pound reptile back into his arms last Sunday, Nov. 1, after it had previously escaped its Golden Gates Estates enclosure. Poseidon was discovered along the banks of a large lake at TwinEagles Golf and Country Club. A concerned caller - of which there were many - alerted Hennings of the sighting.
"He was on the shoreline of a massive lake," Hennings told the Daily News
. "And if he had gotten into that lake, it would've been game over."
Hennings had tried once before to recapture the creature by TwinEagles' lake, but a large crowd and a passing vehicle scared him back into the depths. This time, the 20-year-old Hennings came prepared, bringing several pieces of frozen chicken.
"I could tell he was interested," Hennings told the newspaper.
Poseidon now has a doctor's appointment to look forward to, although he appears to be healthy.
"Physically, he's 100 percent," Hennings told the Daily News
. "It doesn't look like he missed a meal."