Category: Wild Lizards

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50 Duvaucel’s Geckos Released On Island They Once Roamed

50 Duvaucel’s Geckos Released On Island They Once Roamed

The Dvaucel's geckos were devastated by introduced mammals such as rats, cats and ferrets. [...]
The Solution For Keeping Monitor Lizards From Raiding Sea Turtle Nests? Cane Toads

The Solution For Keeping Monitor Lizards From Raiding Sea Turtle Nests? Cane Toads

Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs. [...]
Tar-Covered Blue-Tongue Skink Saved After 13 Hour Ordeal

Tar-Covered Blue-Tongue Skink Saved After 13 Hour Ordeal

Ray McGibbon used cooking oil and paper towels to safely remove the tar from the lizard. [...]
Iguanas Falling From Trees In South Florida Due To Extreme Cold

Iguanas Falling From Trees In South Florida Due To Extreme Cold

As the weather hits the 30s and 40s in South Florida, invasive iguanas start falling from their perches. [...]
Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia

Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia

Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles. [...]

Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard Discovered In 2003 Finally Confirmed As Separate Subspecies

It is estimated that less than 200 Vietnamese crocodile lizards remain in the wild. [...]
Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Gila Monsters in South Carolina

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Gila Monsters in South Carolina

Benson must serve five years probation and pay nearly $5,000 in fines—$2,225 restitution to the Lacey Act Reward Account and $2,500 to the Arizona Gam [...]
Florida Hires Iguana Trapper To Control The Green Iguana

Florida Hires Iguana Trapper To Control The Green Iguana

The green iguana is an invasive species in Florida, first appearing in the state in the 1960s. [...]
Three Australian Lizards Declared Extinct In The Wild

Three Australian Lizards Declared Extinct In The Wild

The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild. [...]
Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard. [...]
Asian Water Monitors Thrive In Palm Oil Plantations

Asian Water Monitors Thrive In Palm Oil Plantations

Varanus salvator macromaculatus is thriving in palm oil plantations for now. [...]

Researchers Discover 15 New Gecko Species In Myanmar

The Cyrtodactylus and Hemiphyllodactylus geckos hail from just a 90 by 50 kilometer area of the country formally known as Burma. [...]
Florida Keys Mole Skink Denied Endangered Species Act Protection

Florida Keys Mole Skink Denied Endangered Species Act Protection

The Florida Keys mole skink lives just 20 to 31 inches above sea level. [...]
Nevada Bans Collection Of Reptiles For Commercial Purposes

Nevada Bans Collection Of Reptiles For Commercial Purposes

Prior to the ban, reptile collectors could take as many reptiles as they wanted. [...]
Herp Queries: Can I Keep A Thorny Devil?

Herp Queries: Can I Keep A Thorny Devil?

Thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are native to Australia and are illegal to keep or export out of the country. [...]
Two Lizard Species Slow High Speed Rail Project In Germany

Two Lizard Species Slow High Speed Rail Project In Germany

Efforts have been underway for several months to relocate the lizards. [...]
Nevada To Consider Banning Or Limiting Commercial Collection Of Wild Reptiles

Nevada To Consider Banning Or Limiting Commercial Collection Of Wild Reptiles

Nevada does not have a limit on the number of reptiles collected in the wild. [...]
Komodo Dragon Trappers

Komodo Dragon Trappers

A New Jersey zookeeper embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime, catching and releasing Komodo dragons. [...]
Why No Whiptail Lizards?

Why No Whiptail Lizards?

The whiptails of the Americas and their close cousins, the ameivas, are fast on their feet. [...]
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