Seattle zoo takes in 250 tarantulas, Gila monsters
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials at the zoo in Seattle have taken in 250 tarantula spiderlings that were confiscated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from an importer.
Woodland Park Zoo officials on Friday invited media to photograph the spiders as well as exotic reptiles including Gila ...
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Rain from a Southern California storm caused the partial collapse of a roof at a child care center but no youngsters were hurt.
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) ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Lawrence pet store says an allegedly stolen lizard was anonymously returned a day after the store posted security footage of the theft on social media.
Pet World owner Sherry Emerson tells the
Giant Monitor lizard is terrorizing Florida family
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida family is terrified of a huge Monitor lizard that has taken up residence in their back yard.
The lizard is about 7 feet long (2 meters) and weighs about 150 pounds. Homeowner Zachary Lieberman tells the
Missing pet lizard turns up safe after gone for weeks
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman’s 3 ½-foot lizard that went missing nearly a month ago is home again safe and sound.
Liz Rose says her black and white tegu lizard named Tiggs was found close to her home in a neighbor’s shed Sunday, no worse for wear other than being a little ...
Texas comptroller revises plan to protect lizard species
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas comptroller’s office is seeking federal approval to reform a troubled state program designed to protect a rare lizard species in the petroleum-rich Permian Basin.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has requested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approve the state ...
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A 3 ½-foot lizard is on the loose in Massachusetts, and its owner warns that it could bite.
Liz Rose tells The Sun of Lowell that her Argentine black and white tegu lizard named ...
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are searching for the owner of a large lizard that got loose.
The Portland Press Herald reports South Berwick police ...
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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A little lizard is the center of controversy again, with a Chaves County administrator vowing to work if need be to keep lands in the county available for business use.
“The lizard is back on our radar,” said Chaves County Manager Stanton Riggs at the June 25 Board of ...
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — South Florida’s not quite Jurassic Park, but it’s getting close.
Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about lizards with green blood, The Associated Press misidentified them as amphibians. Lizards are reptiles.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Science Says: Green-blooded lizards pose evolutionary puzzle
Scientists are gaining ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The owners of an Oregon-based private wildlife center are petitioning to get their exotic animals back after Olympia animal control officers seized them a few weeks ago.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Sloths and other exotic animals have been confiscated from a home in Olympia.
KIRO-TV reports that South American tree sloths, an Asian monitor lizard and other reptiles and insects were taken on Saturday. The TV station reports ...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who smuggled five monitor lizards into the U.S. — two of which died — will spend six months under house arrest.
City News Service says Gayle Simpson was sentenced Thursday in Los Angeles federal court.
The 34-year-old Inglewood resident ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Residents near San Diego are warned to watch out for a four-legged fugitive: a 5 ½-foot monitor lizard that wriggled out of its cage.
Mike Estevez tells KGTV that a 35-pound ...
Vermont man charged with illegally importing 2 lizards
WESTFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is facing fish and wildlife violations for illegally bringing two lizards into the state, both of which can grow very large.
Game wardens say Thursday a dwarf caiman and a water monitor were found at the home of 29-year-old Raymond Barlow, of Westfield. ...
Beer calendar: Winking Lizard Cider and Mead Fest, Aquarium Adult Swim tasting, Lake Erie Harley Brew Fest, more
Beer calendar: Winking Lizard Cider and Mead Fest, Aquarium Adult Swim tasting, Lake Erie Harley Brew Fest, more
CLEVELAND, Ohio - There’s a lot of beer tastings and events coming up in Greater Cleveland. The Winking Lizard has a cider and mead fest, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium holds an ...
4-foot-long lizard found in Southern California backyard
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A lizard that can grow to be 8 feet long has been found in Southern California, thousands of miles from its native land, and authorities think it’s a pet gone astray.
The 4-foot-long crocodile monitor was spotted sunning itself on top of a hedge Wednesday afternoon ...
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Environmental Police say an undercover sting operation has nabbed a person who tried to sell an indigenous lizard on social media.
Need roaches, worms? Nebraska company offers delivery
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Most people would probably prefer not to have a house full of roaches, rats, worms and beetles, but Anthony Ward isn’t like most people.
To Ward, they’re not vermin, they’re a business model.
Skeeter’s Feeders, Ward’s Beatrice-based company, not only sells ...
Betsy DeVos visits Omaha’s Nelson Mandela, two schools in Lincoln
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos petted a lizard, read a Dr. Seuss book, heard tiny violins, learned computer code, and received protests as well as a bouquet of flowers.
The Nebraska portion of her six-state “Rethink School” tour proved to be a tightly scripted event, with the ...
LAKESIDE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have captured a 4-foot-long (1.2-meter) lizard that was wandering around a Virginia neighborhood.
News outlets report an officer captured the monitor lizard Saturday in Lakeside.
Henrico Animal Protection Police Lt. Shawn Sears says the lizard was ...
LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) — Dickson Mounds Museum will feature “Snakes, Lizards and More” for its Kids’ Day presentation on Sunday.
The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate World Snake Day.
The program is presented by the
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in the Maine city of Portland have captured a large lizard that’s been on the loose in a residential neighborhood.
Residents of a Deering home spotted the lizard in their backyard Thursday. Police say the
The annual “Rockin’ for the Reptiles” fundraiser for the Midwest Museum of Natural History drew many families on a sunny Saturday afternoon in downtown Sycamore.
Click here to read more about the event.
How do animals get to islands?
— Jax, 8, Washington
Animals make their journeys to islands in different ways. Some float. Some fly. Others will swim.
My friend Jonah Piovia-Scott is a scientist at Washington State University. He studies how different living ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, is now living at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
The zoo in Providence unveiled the young female Komodo dragon to the public on Friday.
Zoo officials say this is the first Komodo dragon to live at any zoo in the New ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists say is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country.
The head of law enforcement at Jakarta’s international ...
MIAMI (AP) — What did a South Florida woman do when she lifted the lid on her toilet and found an iguana inside?
She closed it again and called 911.
Lt. Scott Mullin of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One unit tells the Miami Herald (
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a bearded dragon lizard was turned over to animal control after a woman suspected of drunken driving revealed she had the animal stuffed in her bra.
Taunton police said in a Facebook post that the 39-year-old woman had a blood alcohol level ...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Komodo dragon has bitten an overly inquisitive tourist in Indonesia who ignored warnings about getting too close to the enormous reptile while it was eating, a national park official said.
The tourist from Singapore was bitten on his leg Wednesday morning while ...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — As a fire engulfed her apartment building, a woman leaped from a second-floor balcony and rescued her two dogs.
AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/2pgN3pU) that a fire broke out at an apartment complex Sunday afternoon.
Twenty-year-old Kaileigh Tanner and her boyfriend ...
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels.
Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as ...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A woman accused of having 64 pets including snakes and lizards inside her apartment in Maine denies they were neglected.
Officials say one pet was dead and others needed medical attention when they arrived. But Samantha Bell pleaded not guilty to five counts of ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are being encouraged to pick their favorite turtle, snake or lizard to become the first state reptile.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is holding an online vote to determine the favorite reptile out of six species that are native to the ...
Montana lizard skeletons are among oldest, most complete iguanian fossils ever discovered
Nearly 40 years after Egg Mountain revealed fossils that would forever change the way people thought about dinosaurs, the site located on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front continues to yield new wonders.
The latest finds to be described in scientific research belong to an iguana-like lizard, ...
Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world. They can grow up to six feet long and weigh more than 150 pounds.
The large lizards, which live on five islands in Indonesia, have some unusual behaviors. If threatened, a Komodo will throw up — you know, barf — to make themselves ...
MICHIGAN CITY — The Washington Park Zoo needs more seasonal workers and volunteers in anticipation of its opening April 1.
“We are taking applications right now,” said Zoo Director Jamie Huss.The zoo also is hiring a temporary (seasonal) zoo keeper. Zoo keepers at this facility work with a ...
MICHIGAN CITY— Washington Park Zoo will be adding new animals and a new featured exhibit to its facilities this year.
The Michigan City Park Board approved the additions at their Feb. 6 meeting. The first animal additions will be two new goats to the zoo’s goat herd. The zoo is looking at ...
“Faraway places with their strange-sounding names” have been calling to me since I was a young child, mesmerized by magic carpet stories that flew me regularly in and out of exciting experiences. How fortunate to be able to play out some of these adventures in real life, and with an equally ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Two men working on a roof on Oahu have captured a member of an illegal, invasive species after seeing the giant green lizard munching on a dead bird.
KHON-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hcygbh ) that brothers Nick and Ryan Lundquist were working in Kailua on Wednesday when they ...
Raw: Lizards Overrun Bangkok Park
BANGKOK (AP) — Some parks have ducks, some have swans. Bangkok’s Lumphini Park is famed for its monitor lizards.
But the park’s population of the reptiles — some of which are up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) long — has grown to around 400, leading park officials to become concerned and come up ...
MOUNT VERNON — Walking into Skagit Valley College’s Phillip Tarro Theatre, one expects to find college students studying drama. But on Monday morning, the theatre had some unusual guests.
And they weren’t all human.
Snakes, lizards and even an alligator were the ...
Italian wall lizards appear in Greenwich, could be using Metro North lines for travel
GREENWICH - Non-native Italian wall lizards are beginning to appear in Greenwich in mass, said Harvard post-doctoral fellow Colin Donihue.
Donihue is trying to solve the mystery of how they got here and how they are surviving in a much cooler climate than they are used to.