Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Working Hard to Stop Invasive Tegus

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FWC biologists recently removed their 100th tegu from the wild

Argentine black and white tegus are not native to our state, and they pose a serious threat to native species including ground-nesting birds and reptiles such as burrowing owls and alligators. (FWC image)

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE – Argentine black and white tegus are not native to our state, and they pose a serious threat to native species including ground-nesting birds and reptiles such as burrowing owls and alligators.

They can grow to around 4.5 feet and FWC is working hard to limit the impacts of these large invasive lizards and they need your help.

FWC biologists recently removed their 100th tegu from the wild in Charlotte County.

CLICK HERE for more information on tegus.

If you have a tegu or another exotic pet that you can no longer care for, don’t let it loose. FWC’s Exotic Pet Amnesty Program can help you find it a new home.

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FWC is also seeking adopters to provide homes to exotic pets in need.

If you see a tegu, report it using the IveGot1 app, online at IveGot1.org or by calling FWC’s Exotic Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (483-4681).

CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.

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