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Lizard protections sought in Southwest amid US oil boom

Oct. 1, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A small lizard found among the dunes straddling New Mexico and West Texas in one of the nation's richest oil basins is at the center of a legal complaint filed Tuesday. Environmentalists want the U.S. government to add the lizard to the endangered species list as part of a fight...

Choosing your first reptile: some species to look for

Oct. 1, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

Reptiles are easier to keep than ever, with special equipment available in almost any pet store. This ease of entry, however, means that beginners can end up in over their head. There are species that provide a rewarding introduction to these fascinating creatures. There are others to steer away from. A primer:...

Florida school finds bearded dragon in student's backpack

Sep. 10, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district says an unusual passenger was found in a student's backpack. In a Facebook post, Bay County School District officials say they found a bearded dragon in the middle school student's backpack Monday. The school says they put the reptile in a box until an...