Calotes in Florida??

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Carl98
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Calotes in Florida??

Post by Carl98 » January 13th, 2018, 3:01 pm

Hello,
Up here in Jersey its been too cold for herping so I've been focusing a lot of my time on other projects instead of herps. I know, not a good excuse for a herper, lol :lol: But I recently came across an article about Calotes versicolor in Port St. Lucie. When I was in south FL back in April of 2017 I tried looking based off what I had read from the FWC website, but this gave a more specific spot at 27.27896, -80.53818, which wasn't too far off from where I was looking. However, I couldn't find any other literature or post about this species in FL. I would've though there would be more of a "hunt" for these beautiful critters, "or maybe ist just my obsession with agamas". Anyway, has anybody seen these guys in FL, are they still around or have more info on them?

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SidNeilson
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Re: Calotes in Florida??

Post by SidNeilson » January 13th, 2018, 4:36 pm

Anything's possible in South Florida nowadays. Unfortunately.

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Josh Holbrook
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Re: Calotes in Florida??

Post by Josh Holbrook » January 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm

They were there historically - but I don't know of anyone finding them there in over a decade.

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Re: Calotes in Florida??

Post by BillMcGighan » January 15th, 2018, 4:58 am

You certainly weren't too far from significant populations of African Rainbow Lizards (Agama agama), Northern Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus), and Brown Basilisks (Basiliscus vittatus), Carl.

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