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A 9-foot alligator attacked three people in separate incidents at the Alexander Springs Recreation Area in Florida, leaving them with injuries to their heads and necks. The park officials have closed the swimming area until further notice.
Lizards are a diverse group of reptiles that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They range in size from tiny geckos that can fit on your fingertip to massive monitors that can weigh over 100 kg.
Alligators are large reptiles that belong to the order Crocodilia, which also includes crocodiles, caimans, and gharials. Alligators are native only to China, Mexico, and the United States. They are not found in any other country, including Canada.
Perentie is the largest monitor lizard in Australia, and one of the biggest in the world. It can reach up to 2.5 metres in length and weigh up to 20 kilograms. This giant lizard has a powerful bite that can inject venom, sharp claws that can tear flesh, and a muscular tail that can whip like a whip.
Bearded dragons are one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets, but they also have specific needs and requirements that must be met to ensure their health and happiness. This is especially true for baby bearded dragons, who are more delicate and vulnerable than adults.
The legality of owning bearded dragons, some of the most popular pet lizards out there, varies across US states. Some states permit ownership, others require regulations, while some deem it illegal.”
Murphy, a Komodo dragon at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, celebrated his 25th hatchday on October 12, 2023. He is one of the few Komodo dragons in the world who is trained to participate in his own healthcare.
Komodo dragons are native to Indonesia and are not found in the wild in Florida nor anywhere in the United States. There are invasive species of monitor lizards in Florida that are sometimes mistaken for Komodo dragons.
Crocodilians can heal from injuries and regrow lost toes, tails, and teeth. However, they cannot regrow limbs. This is because they have a low population of stem cells in their limbs.
Alligators are expanding their range northward and have been spotted in several counties in Tennessee, including Shelby, Hardin, and Fayette. Lakes and rivers with alligators in Tennessee include Lake Chickamauga, Lake Barkley, Reelfoot Lake, the Mississippi River, the Tennessee River, and the Wolf River Wildlife Management Area.