Georgia officials warn of 4-foot-long invasive lizards that eat 'anything they want'
May 15, 2020 at 1:22 AM - Views: 89 #315484N2DocParticipant
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Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning residents that an invasive species of giant lizards has established in the state, posing a threat to wildlife and crops because they eat “anything they want.”
Officials said that they’re working to eradicate the spread of Argentine black and white tegus. The lizards can grow to four feet long and weigh upward of 10 pounds, making it easily mistaken for a baby alligator.
DNR biologist John Jensen said in a video earlier this month that the lizards “eat just about anything they want,” including both plants and small animals.
“One of their favorite foods is eggs from ground-nesting animals such as gopher tortoise — our protected state reptile. Birds, including turkeys and quail.”
May 15, 2020 at 1:25 AM #315486HassleCatParticipant
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Invasive species are almost always a problem. I wonder if they are good to eat.
May 15, 2020 at 3:06 AM #315579
May 15, 2020 at 3:24 AM #315587Passionate ProgressiveParticipant
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and did lots of bike-riding there….always worried about what reptiles might be along the side of the road….But in 2006 while bike-riding found and rescued my (since deceased) Chihuahua mix…Scary to think that she could have been a meal…..
Saw videos on Animal Planet about reptile hoarders – reptile pets are vectors for salmonella….
Aren’t there enough animals needing homes w/o trade in exotics?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63
May 15, 2020 at 3:47 AM #315597
how many turtles must die to satisfy this cliche?
I can tell you- children should not be forced to endure the trauma of their really cool Woolsworth sliders being flushed because parents incited by social edict dont have the sense God gave a clump of moss,
wash your fucking hands.
May 15, 2020 at 3:31 AM #315590
May 15, 2020 at 3:37 AM #315592
more like a baby komodo dragon in zebra stripes.
more like a 20th/21st century T-rex.
May 15, 2020 at 8:10 AM #315717a little weirdParticipant
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Just what we need. If they aren’t going to ban the trade of exotic animals they should at least tax the hell out of them to fund invasive control programs.
May 15, 2020 at 3:49 PM #315782
May 15, 2020 at 8:18 AM #315721SatanParticipant
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May 15, 2020 at 5:08 PM #315787Ohio BarbarianModerator
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They’ll be right at home in the swamp.
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