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  • Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Water Monitor Lizards From Philippines

    02/01/2020 11:15:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A Florida man turned lizard smuggler pleaded guilty this week in federal court to trafficking live water monitor lizards from the Philippines. Akbar Akram, of Holiday, Florida, near Tampa, admitted to illegally importing more than 20 live water monitor lizards in 2016, according to the plea documents. The documents say Akram stuffed the lizards into socks and sealed them with tape, before hiding them inside electronic equipment which was shipped under a false label.
  • Officers catch huge lizard that terrified Florida neighbors

    11/09/2018 8:51:50 AM PST · by McGruff · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/8/2018
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) long. The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in August in a Davie neighborhood. Residents said it lurked in their backyards and scratched at their patio doors.