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Illegal lizard captured at Maui hotel

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    A foot-long alligator lizard was found in a Maui hotel Feb. 3 and turned over to the state Department of Agriculture by staff.
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The state Department of Agriculture says an illegal lizard was found roaming a Maui hotel hallway.

The department said yesterday that hotel staff captured the alligator lizard on Feb. 3 and handed it over to inspectors. It is not known how the lizard got to the hotel.

The species is illegal in Hawaii but is native to a stretch of North America from southern Washington state to Baja California. They can grow up to 2 feet in length. Their diet includes insects, spiders, snails and other lizards.

 

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