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 Post subject: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 3rd, 2018, 10:55 pm 
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Meant to post this sooner but to many things going on.
Last Saturday I was going between Rt32 and Rt126 0n 215(North Clary Rd.) I was about 1/2 way across and a lizard about 18" long(may have been longer) came darting across the road in front of me. It was a bright green almost iridescent with bright blue markings and it also had somewhat of a back fin. It paused for just a second as it came onto the road from a meadow/hay field and was a good 6-8" at the shoulder. On the rare occasion I didn't have my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 7:04 am 
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Saw on the news two police officers holding a big Liz that was caught sunbathing
Somwhere down so, Maine, could be the same critter or we now have a breeding population :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 7:48 am 
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Sounds like someone’s iguana got loose (or was released). The good news- they’re not likely to survive following the first cool spell.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 8:24 am 
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Hunter wrote:
The good news- they’re not likely to survive following the first cool spell.


That's what they used to say about pythons in Florida. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_pythons_in_Florida#/media/File:Gator_and_Python.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
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Jeff Reardon wrote:
Hunter wrote:
The good news- they’re not likely to survive following the first cool spell.


That's what they used to say about pythons in Florida. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_pythons_in_Florida#/media/File:Gator_and_Python.jpg


I’ll worry if Wessy shows back up on the Presumpscot.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 9:19 am 
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https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/P ... 88231.html

That’s two sightings which may constitute breeding occurring in the wild. I know it hasn’t been documented prior, so hopefully they don’t back cross breed and impact native brook trout populations.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 9:41 am 
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When I read this post last night I was tying some streamers for Mondays trip to Long island sound with some buddies. I headed out to my truck around 11:30 ish to get something. Wondering about the wayward lizard I opened the door, took one step outside and was struck by two things. One was how tropical the air felt. The second was a tree frog that had climbed my door and decided to make a leap of faith onto my neck. I did quite the jig for a second before I realized what happened and had a good laugh. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
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The article FL mention refreshed my memory. Although I didn't read it until just now. The one I saw wasn't as big as the one the officers are holding. And it was way more colorful than that one also. Probably was headed for the Soule Pepper Plantation.

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 3:33 pm 
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Green lizards in the road in Jefferson..... Not the most unusual sighting in that area. Probably just a Waldoboro strain brown trout.


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 Post subject: Re: Lizard sighting
PostPosted: August 6th, 2018, 8:30 pm 
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I told you we had to worry about tropical snakes!

https://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/06/news/midcoast/python-escapes-again-in-coastal-maine-city/

How long before this thing is back?

https://www.pressherald.com/2010/03/09/deadly-african-snake-turns-up-on-saco-trail_2010-03-08/


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