Giant gruesome invasive South American Lizard Georgia spotted!
South Carolina wildlife officials are on high alert following reports of a large South American Lizard Georgia.
The black and white South American Gecko are endangered species in South America and are widespread to the southeastern U.S., as a result of trading in wildlife. They are listed in Georgia and Florida, where they threaten wildlife, because they quickly breed – laying up to 35 eggs a year, according to Georgia’s Environment Department.
A large nest of black and white South American Lizard Georgia, which can grow up to 4 meters in height, were spotted. After a few months, the chicks of this South American Gecko species turn green on the head. The largest species are “deck lizards”. It is an endangered species found in the savannahs, the tropical rainforests and in the deserts of central and eastern South America.
Two other types of Tegu Lizard Georgia have been found in South Florida and they have the potential of being safe. Much of the South American Lizard Georgia, is concentrated in the city of Florida and is spreading to new areas. There is a small race of South American Teguin in Miami County. Central American Lizards are found in Florida, but they do not seem to breed.
The first black and white South American Lizard Georgia was produced by the Department of Environment, South Carolina. The adult females, about two and a half feet long, were caught and removed from Lexington County.
Wildlife officials say the largest Tegu Lizard, can grow up to 13 feet in length and can weigh up to 10 pounds and live up to 20 years. They feed on plants and a wide variety of eggs, pet food, small mammals, insects, deer, wildlife and birds.
Males can reach 3 feet in height. They can grow up to 4.5 feet. The females are very small, but can grow up to 3 feet in height from nose to tail. Adult females weigh 2.5 – 7.0 kg.
South American Gecko are sometimes kept as pets. They can even be broken at home. Tegu Lizard Georgia is capable of running at high speeds and can run very fast over short distances. They usually use this method for protection and then keeping the feet still on the ground for a long time, before opening their mouth, which can be very threatening.
Although the South American Lizard Georgia was first identified as a confirmed case in Lexington, DNR said it had received detection reports from the Lexington and Iken districts for several months. There are no reports of black and white Tegu Lizard, at the Florida Wildlife Service, attacking dogs and cats.
Tegu adults are yellow, black and white, while young Tegus have bright green on their tops and heads. Because of their aggressive nature, Tegus are not protected by wildlife laws.
Central American Lizards eat dog or cat food, eggs, fruits, vegetables, insects and small animals such as lizards and rats. In Florida, the Tegu has eaten alligator eggs buried in nests, as well as turtles. The growing Tegu Lizard Georgia population poses a threat to wildlife such as land-eating birds, sea turtles, crocodiles and numerous small mammals.
The South American Lizard can most often be found on the streets or in other complex places. They can swim and dive far underneath. Tegus are awake mostly during the day. The Lizard Georgia spends the colder months of the year under a hole.
BEWARE – Giant gruesome invasive South American Lizard Georgia spotted!
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