Joined: April 2004
||Posted: Oct. 11 2005,19:26
In reference to my references to Nile monitors and Pacu, here's the citations. They charge money to plagiarize an entire article!! BTW, only the Komodos have the nasty, septic bite. The other lizards are relatively clean, but a 6-7 footer could still probably remove some fingers or toes.
INVASION OF THE LIZARDS
The invader arrived furtively, almost certainly by sea. Tucking scaly little arms into its slender body, it propelled itself with its ridged tail, a well-muscled rudder, through the waters from neighboring Cape Coral or Pine Island, biologists believe. And here it now is, just as officials feared, a carnivorous, dagger-clawed, razor-toothed African monitor lizard that knows no Florida predators, running amok in a fragile nature preserve filled with nestlings and delectable bird and turtle
Published on September 26, 2005, Page 1B, Miami Herald, The (FL)
and the Pacu:
BLACK-PACU CATCH RECORD?
The all-tackle world record for black pacu - 44 pounds set in Fort Lauderdale more than five years ago - might have been broken last month in Hialeah. But the fisherman released the 52-pound exotic instead of turning it over to the International Game Fish Association for certification. Without proper documentation, it does not go into the record book. William Clavell was fishing in the lake behind his town house in the Lago Grande development on Sept. 18 using a piece of pork for bait when
Published on October 2, 2005, Page 13D, Miami Herald, The (FL)