The Brussels fire service was called out on Sunday afternoon for an unusual appeal after a citizen had seen "a weird animal" in a park in Schaarbeek.
"It doesn't happen very often that we have to go out for this type of animal", a spokesman for the Brussels fire service told RTL Info, "it sometimes happens to snakes or birds, but this..."
The animal in question turned out to be a reptile of about 40 centimetres, but of what sort seems to remain up for debate. "It is a kind of Iguana," said the spokesman, while other media outlets have suggested it could have been a bearded dragon.
"He was walking in the park. We were able to catch it in a box."
The owner of the reptile is not known, but it is presumed that the animal was left in the park.
The Brussels Times