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    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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