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Frank Artiles takes on the tegu

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The tegu lizard is dead to Frank Artiles. The Republican state senator from Miami-Dade County filed legislation (SB 230) Tuesday to eradicate the non-native reptile from Florida. The lizard is “decimat(ing) the fauna and flora of the Everglades and other natural areas and ecosystems in the southern and central parts of this state at an accelerating rate,” the bill says. Tegus, native to South America and brought to Florida as pets, have either escaped or been released over the years, creating…

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