8-Foot Long Carnivorous Cat-Eating Lizards are Invading Florida
I've been golfing plenty of times in Florida and seen plenty of crazy creatures on the course.
From gators to snakes to lizards, they come in all shapes and sizes.
A friend of mine recently was golfing in Florida and was warned about cat-eating lizards. When he told me, I laughed and really thought the course was just messing with him.
Then I read this article from Yahoo and it confirmed his story. There are 8-foot carnivorous cat-eating lizards invading Florida at a rapid rate.
But another creature that Florida wildlife officers are trying to get a handle on is the Nile monitor lizard, a cousin of the most famous monitor lizard, the Komodo dragon, which has been spreading through the state since at least 1990. The lizards are native to almost all of Sub-Saharan Africa and grow up to 5 feet long on average, with large specimens reaching 7 or 8 feet.
I'm not a fan of snakes or gators, but I have never really been scared of a lizard - until now!
So if you are planning a trip or a golf getaway to Florida, make sure you have the 7-iron close in case you have to fend off a carnivorous lizard while you are there.