posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 05:28 AM
The owner isn't being honest; a Nile monitor lizard is not a tame pet! they are pretty aggressive by nature. Not as bad as a komodo, but enough to
be dangerous, and yes, they can and will eat pets (maybe small kids, too!). Really hope they can locate this one.
Florida has it BAD these days. Invasive snakes and lizards are way past the Everglades; clear up to the central part of the state, and that was some
years back when I was down there. Just a few years ago, they caught an African rock python in St, Pete. I am more than half convinced we had some
large snake in our plumbing, too. The shower acted, well, weird. Drained perfectly fine one day, very slowly the neck, fine again later. No normal
clog behaves like that; it was like something was in there. Had an interesting "burrow" near the fence, too.
The monitor lizards in Florida are very hard on the local wildlife, and dangerous. Hard to imagine someone having one six feet long as a "pet"!