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Giant beautiful, friendly 4-foot-long lizards now established in Georgia

Josh

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Oh boy...here we go again...


https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gi...-georgia-dnr-says/654LYN7X5ZCPXCVG6XP237RZPA/

"Forget murder hornets. Tegus lizards are posing a real risk to Georgia.

"We first told you about the lizards when they moved from Florida into southern areas of Georgia last year, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources say the creatures are now established in the state. And that’s a bad thing.

"The Argentine Black and White Tegus can grow up to 4-feet long, and weigh 10 pounds. The DNR said many people report them to officials mistaking them for baby alligators."
 

rantology

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sometimes you have to step back and remember not everyone loves our scaley babies... lol. Do you live in Georgia? Hopefully if it becomes a hot topic the government and wildlife folks handle it better than Florida :rolleyes:
 

Walter1

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Isotherms show that they can make it to the Kentucky border. If they're serious, they'll eradicate the population.
 

rats

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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/16/us/lizards-georgia.html
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/us/georgia-invasive-lizard-trnd/index.html

I like the comment one of the news articles made: "Can we teach them to eat murder hornets?"
 
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