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  •  Yes (9+ / 0-)

    they are in S. Florida and they get huge! They are in my garden now which is to bad.

    "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao-Tzu

    by Pakalolo on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 11:16:03 AM PST

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    •  the invasive lizards that REALLY freak people out (5+ / 0-)

      are the Giant Ameivas (which live up to their name) and the Nile Monitors (which are certainly the biggest lizards that most people will ever see in their lives--and are enormously unfriendly, to boot).

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 03:08:45 PM PST

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      •  Interesting. (4+ / 0-)

        I had not heard of Giant Ameivas  before. And the Nile Monitor, from what I have heard, has not arrived in SE Florida yet. The monitors are a really big problem in SW Florida, however, they seem to like those retirement communities with all that water front. They are being carefully watched and euthanized if trapped.

        The Pythons and Monitors survived a brutal and long cold snap. Pretty devastating news for those of us that love the everglades. The pythons have made it the top of the food chain, the gator seem to lose in most confrontations.

        The iguana survived the cold snap we had a couple of years ago, but a lot of them did not make it. Their bodies stunk up the neighborhood for quite awhile. This one's size is beginning, IMO, of the point when they stop being beautiful and cute and look like the annoyance that they are. That is a 16" by 16" tile for comparison, thick lizard too. Lot's of flowers in it's belly.

        "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao-Tzu

        by Pakalolo on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 03:53:59 PM PST

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