Cade Chesnut had just gotten home and was heading inside this past December when he noticed a lizard lying on the ground, very still and clearly injured. It was cold outside and he knew that in her condition, the little lizard likely wouldn’t last through the night. Chesnut was already familiar with caring for reptiles, and immediately decided that he had to help her.
“I thought she was dead at first but I picked her up and she moved a little bit, so I took her inside and set her up in an enclosure with a spare 10-gallon tank I had,” Chesnut told The Dodo. “She was very cold because it was around December, so I put a heating lamp right above her.”