Latest Lizards News

Researchers continue tracking exotic lizards in Georgia

Jun. 06, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Researchers are looking for a little help to remove an invasive lizard from south Georgia before it’s too late. Argentine black and white tegus can reach 4 feet long and weigh 10 pounds or more. Adaptable and hungry, are a significant threat to...

'Stand your ground' defense rejected in iguana killing

Jun. 02, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected the “stand your ground” defense of a Florida man who said he beat an iguana to death only after it attacked him, biting him on the arm. PJ Nilaja Patterson, 43, must stand trial on a felony animal cruelty charge,...

Endangered venomous Mexican lizards hatch at zoo in Poland

Apr. 19, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two endangered Mexican beaded lizards have hatched at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, boosting the population of the venomous lizards. The zoo said the lizards, which are difficult to breed in captivity, hatched in late February at the zoo’s...

Lizards, tarantulas, tortoise among animals seized from home

Apr. 08, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lizards, tarantulas, a prairie dog and a desert tortoise are among about 40 animals removed from a mid-Michigan home during a neglect investigation. Ingham County Animal Control officers also found rats, mice, an iguana and about two dozen dogs and...