Everything To Know About The Four-Foot-Long Lizards Invading Georgia Right Now

As if all of 2020 hasn’t been challenging enough, Georgians can now add four-foot-long lizards to their list of things to worry about. An invasive species of lizard is threatening native Georgia wildlife, and let’s just say, these aren’t your average lizards. The Department of Natural Resources has a few things we should all know about these lizards and what to do when you spot one in Georgia.

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If you come across tegus in the wild, either dead or alive, the DNR is asking that you take a photo and report it right away. You can either email gainvasives@dnr.ga.gov or call (478) 994-1438. You can also report it online by clicking here.

So, what do you think about these lizards in Georgia? Have you come across one in the wild? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Or if you want to find out more about these lizards, check out the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division’s website.

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