An invasive reptile has made it’s way to Florida and Wellington residents should be on the lookout.
Nile Monitors can grow from three to five feet, and they are a danger to pets. The creatures are native to Africa and have no predators in the Florida ecosystem. Experts said they may be especially prevalent near the C-51 canal.
Wellington and researchers at the University of Florida are teaming up for an awareness campaign. Anyone who sees one of the animals is asked to take a picture and call the invasive species hotline at 1-888-IVE-GOT-1.