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Cottage Grove police community service officer Matthew Dahlquist puts the lid on a cooler that was used to temporarily hold the large iguana captured Thursday at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage Grove police retrieve 5-foot iguana from park

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Cottage Grove police community service officer Matthew Dahlquist often fields animal calls, retrieving loose dogs and cats and removing critters such as raccoons from a homeowner's yard.

The work typically does not involve large, prehistoric-looking reptiles.

Washington County park workers called police Thursday morning after they found an unusual reptile along the shore of a body of water at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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