2.Behold (and Beware) the Largest Lizards on Earth
3.The Giant Garter Snake May Be Venomous, but It Won’t Hurt You
4.Mission Wild, a New Series From Great Big Story
5.Don’t Mess With the Texas Horned Lizard
6.An Alpine Lizard? Meet the Guthega Skink
7.The Amazing Camouflage of the Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko
8.Can This Rare Prairie Chicken Come Back From the Brink?
9.Salt of the Earth: Sicily's Holy Mine
10.The Birdman of Idaho
11.Exploring Guatemala’s Mayan Ruins
12.Hanging Out With the Trapeze Artists of the Animal Kingdom
13.The Dark Side of the Coop
14.Monogamous Swingers: Pileated Gibbons Hang Together
15.The Massasauga Rattlesnake: A Victim of Fear
16.A Gazelle as Rare as It Is Small
17.Stress Testing Giant Sequoias | That's Amazing
18.The Largest of the Toucans Has an EPIC Bill
19.Japan’s Town With No Waste
20.A Pouch In Need of Protection: The Matschie's Tree Kangaroo Climbs For Survival
21.We Believe Our World Is Worth Fighting For
22.Still Hanging On: The Cotton-Top Tamarin Fights for Survival
23.A Poisonous Plight: The Guatemalan Beaded Lizard Grasps For Survival
24.The Parrot Whisperer Can Fix Your Bird Woes
25.Waddle Along with the 'Jackass Penguin'
The Florida Everglades have long been plagued by invasive species. However, in recent years a particularly menacing new threat has emerged—an Argentinian lizard known as a tegu. No one knows for certain how the reptiles made it to the area, but their population has exploded to a problematic high. Tegus are particularly voracious creatures that love to eat the eggs of birds, turtles and even alligators. University of Florida researcher Jenna Cole is on the front lines of the fight to quell the threat, painstakingly trapping and removing the tegus, one by one.
Join wildlife biologist Wes Larson on a mission across the United States to find the next generation of conservationists. Stay tuned for a new story in our latest series, “Mission Wild,” every day this week.
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