Posted by Paige Bresky --email
VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) --- A dangerous lizard was spotted in the Dogs for Life Dog Park in the 1600 block of 12th Street.
When Vero Beach Animal Control arrived on the scene, they saw a 3 1/2 foot Nile Monitor Lizard climbing up a tree and shot and killed it with a dart gun.
The Nile Monitor Lizards are a very invasive species.
They eat just about anything and are known to eat up to 40 eggs in one sitting
They normally grow to about 6 feet.
Just this year Bruce Dangerfield of Vero Beach Animal Control has killed three Nile Monitor Lizards