Fewer Lizards May Be Result Of Cold Winter

While the weather outside seems to be getting back to normal, some Bay area residents may have noticed fewer bushes rustling and lizards scurrying around.

Gary Morse with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says while the cold winter may have put a damper on outdoor plans, there may be a small benefit.

“We’re probably fortunate that occasionally we get some cold weather through Florida that knocks back the non-native plants and animals,” says Morse.

One of the state‚Äôs biggest culprits has long been the small brown or Cuban anole lizards, but it appears they didn’t fare too well during the extended cold snap.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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