The FWC is trying to eradicate entire populations of Nile monitors. The species is originally from Africa, but established a population after being released by pet owners.
They are large, they are hungry, and they have been in Florida since at least the early 1990s. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Nile monitor lizards have breeding populations in at least three counties and have been sighted across the state. On warm days, the lizards can be seen basking in the sun along the waterways in Palm Beach County, or even sauntering on beaches. Since surveys of the …read more
Via:: Patriot Outdoor News