Florida, USA: Large tegu lizard found in Ocala National Forest

Biologists worry that a new reptile found in the Ocala National Forest could tip the ecological balance.

An exotic lizard called a tegu is a 4-foot-long reptile from Argentina. Wildlife officials say it was likely left in the forest by an overwhelmed pet owner.

The tegu is known to go inside gopher-tortoise burrows and dig out mice and tortoise eggs.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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