Exotic lizard captured in Tlaxcala

Exotic lizard captured in Tlaxcala
Exotic lizard captured in Tlaxcala

Residents of a community of Tlaxcala They captured a “aquatic monitor lizard” o “water monitor”, an exotic species from Southeast Asia.

The above occurred in a building attached to a church in the community of Saint Agnes Tecuexcomacin Ixtacuixtla.

Municipal Civil Protection officers responded to calls from local residents. The lizard measured at least 1.5 meters in length and weighed 10 kilos.

The lizard was captured and handed over to the Federal Attorney’s Office. Environmental Protection (Profepa), Since it is a species that is not native to Mexico, it was later taken to the Altiplano Zoo for safekeeping.

It is unknown how this animal arrived at this community in Tlaxcala.

The “aquatic monitor lizard” or “water monitor lizard” (Varanus Salvator)which is similar to a Komodo dragon, belongs to the Varanidae family, can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh 90 kilograms.

This species, the second largest member of the family Varanidaeis found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, southern China, Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam

With information from El Universal

 
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