Tegu lizards are Florida’s most talked about invasive species after burmese pythons and nile monitors. These large lizards love to eat pet food and often show up on people’s property to plunder the cat or dog dishes. Tegus also feed on eggs and will plunder any alligator nest if giving a chance. They not only feed on eggs but they prey on young mammals like rodents, ground-nesting birds and turtles, which could impact threatened and endangered species, including the American Crocodiles and the Gopher Tortoises. Tegu attack was filmed by Heiko Kiera in 2011.
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