FWC trapping invasive Tegu Lizards

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- You may notice the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission setting out traps today.

This is all an effort to catch the Tegu, a large, invasive species of lizard that is taking over the county.

The reptiles are originally from South America, but some people who bought them as pets set them free in local parks.

The Tegu lizard can grow up to four feet long, eat almost anything and they can swim. Tegus have been breeding in Hillsborough since 2006 laying 25 to 50 eggs at a time.

If you see one, take a picture and report it to the FWC at www.IveGot1.org or call the hotline: 1-888-483-4681.

For more info on Tegu lizards, click here


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