Invasion of the tegus lizard has begun.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has confirmed eight additional sightings of the non-native black and white tegus since the initial report from Lexington County in August. Five of the sightings were from Lexington and Richland counties, two from Berkeley County, and one from Greenville County. Of these, five tegus have been successfully removed from the wild. The species can reach up to 4 feet and weigh more than 10 pounds.


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2 responses to “Invasion of the tegus lizard has begun.

  1. judith

    Arthur, how did this lizard come to live in North Carolina and what damage is it doing? I had no idea lizards of that size could overwinter in this part of the country.

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