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Friday, January 14, 2011

Forget About Gadflies. City Hall Now Has Its Own Iguana.

Posted By and on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM

click to enlarge Draco with his owner, Scott Christian - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • Draco with his owner, Scott Christian

San Francisco's has always been one of the more exotic of American

political bestiaries, so perhaps it's only appropriate that Civic Center

Plaza is now the preferred stomping grounds of a large lizard.

The Lizard-at-Large is named Draco. SF Weekly Staff Writer Joe Eskenazi, ever a keen observer of the animal kingdom, spotted Draco with his owner, Scott Christian, this afternoon in front of City Hall.

Draco is an iguana.

Christian says he takes him for a walk everyday, so as to allow his reptilian companion to relieve himself outside the walls of his

apartment. At 15 years of age, Draco is a senior citizen among iguanas, which

have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years.

We applaud you for staying active, Draco. And given the recent tumult at City Hall, we don't blame you from turning your face from the seat of San Francisco's government.

Draco will not deign to look upon the city's sordid politics - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • Draco will not deign to look upon the city's sordid politics

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