Virginia Beach pet store’s reptile mascot found safe

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A pet store’s mascot has been found after he went missing late last week.

Pet Paradise’s reptile mascot “Ed” disappeared between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 5, according to employees.

Ed, an Argentine Tegu, has become the store’s mascot after living there for over 10 years. A spokesperson with the store says he was not up for adoption.

The store contacted animal control and local vet offices and also filed a police report after he disappeared.

Ed was found in a box of supplies he had climbed into, the store told WAVY.com Monday.

Ed is home and safe! Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Pet Paradise on Monday, July 8, 2019

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