A large reptile, tentatively identified as a water monitor, has been spotted in a bayside subdivision off mile marker 103 in Key Largo. Biologists are trying to catch the exotic species. Residents are cautioned not to try to capture the lizard, which can be aggressive.
A large reptile, tentatively identified as a water monitor, has been spotted in a bayside subdivision off mile marker 103 in Key Largo. Biologists are trying to catch the exotic species. Residents are cautioned not to try to capture the lizard, which can be aggressive. Kirk Weatherly
A large reptile, tentatively identified as a water monitor, has been spotted in a bayside subdivision off mile marker 103 in Key Largo. Biologists are trying to catch the exotic species. Residents are cautioned not to try to capture the lizard, which can be aggressive. Kirk Weatherly

There is a large and likely dangerous lizard on the loose in the Keys

October 25, 2017 10:42 AM

UPDATED October 25, 2017 02:21 PM

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