Curly-Tailed Lizard Population Threatens Native Lizards

In 60 years, an exotic carnivore capable of devouring Florida's native lizards has taken over more than 50 miles of South Florida's urban coastline. Full Story
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United States

#1 Aug 26, 2008
Just caught one the other day...I live in Sunrise, FL. Looks like they will be taking over this area.
Bobbi Cook

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Aug 27, 2008
I work in Key Largo at a luxury resort called Kona Kai. We are all environmentalists at heart. We have noticed quite a population of curly tailed lizards showing up at Kona Kai. 1 yeer ago we saw one, now we have about 10-15.

United States

#3 Sep 2, 2008
I have had these in my yard since I've lived in Hollywood, FL. At least a half a dozen at any given time. Never really thought much of it until today. My 18 month old daughter picked up what I thought was one of my 6 year old son's 'rubber' lizard/reptile toys from his collection in our Florida room. Just as she started to squeeze it multiple times, it jumped from her hand and nearly gave me a heart attack! The thing must have been at least 6 inches long from head to tail. It's the 2nd one this week I had to remove from the house....
Jeff Watson

Hollywood, FL

#4 Sep 6, 2008
I guess they have moved all the way up to Jensen beach.. There is one living in my garage. the body is about7"so is pretty good size.
maria m wpb


#5 Oct 14, 2009
How do I get rid of the curly tail lizard
maria m wpb


#6 Oct 14, 2009
how do you get rid of curly tail lizard

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