DALY CITY (CBS SF) — Officials with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA on Thursday announced they rescued a chameleon that was stuck on a power in Daly City for three days.

The rescue happened Wednesday afternoon when, according to Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox, staff responded to a call about the exotic lizard stranded on the power line in Daly City from an area resident.

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“We received a call yesterday from a concerned neighbor who, from a window of her home, spotted a chameleon stuck on a power line in Daly City,” said Tarbox in a press release. “According to the neighbor, the poor lizard had been stranded on the wire for three days.”

Daly City chameleon rescue (Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA)

PHS/SPCA staff checked with an electrical line worker in the area to ensure the power line was safe and secure before attempting the rescue. A staff member stood on the porch stairs of a home and used a wooden handled tool to net the chameleon, though the reptile stubbornly held on to the line initially.

“The chameleon is now resting comfortably at our shelter,” Tarbox said.

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Tarbox said that they have not determined how the chameleon ended up on the power line.

Daly City chameleon rescue (Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA)

“Since these lizards are native only to Africa, the chameleon is either someone’s exotic pet or an escapee from a pet shop. To date, we haven’t found a lost report that fits this little animal,” said Tarbox. “But we are well prepared to find a suitable home should that prove necessary.”

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA has a professional exotics animals team that can assist in the placement of a reptile like the chameleon, Tarbox explained.

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PHS/SPCA is asking anyone who is missing a pet chameleon to please call 650-340-7022.