As if lizards were not creepy enough, a curly-tailed variant of this reptilian creature has been terrorizing Floridians since the last couple of years.
Experts are referring to it as the “curly-tailed lizard” because of its abnormally curved tail.
According to experts, this creature is capable of thriving in various foreign territories because it can eat virtually anything.
It even eats regular lizard species, which spells trouble for other small animals in Florida.
You can spot curly-tailed lizards quite easily because of their unique appearance. As mentioned earlier, their tails have an unusual curve that you will not find in other similar creatures.
Also, their skin is thicker than other similar lizards, making them easily identifiable.
The curly-tailed lizard has bright yellow and black spots. It has a bloated belly, which is quite strange is most reptilian animals are relatively lean.
Are These Lizards Dangerous For Human Beings?
One of the main concerns that people had with this creature is whether it could harm humans.
So far, there haven’t been any cases of a curly-tailed lizard attacking humans.
Researchers suggest that these lizards mostly target insects.
Also, they do not contain any substances that would cause damage to human beings.
That being said, there is not much data to back this theory.
Scientists are still in the initial stages of their research about this creature, and ruling out anything this early would not be a good idea.
In the rare cases that these reptiles come in contact with human beings, they neither attacked them nor showed any signs of threats.
What Does The Curly Tail Lizard Eat?
While regular lizards often eat small insects, this one has a vast palate. It also preys upon slightly larger creatures, such as the greasy food that we eat.
The creature’s appetite knows no bounds and is one of the reasons it has such a bloated stomach.
Reptile experts compared this creature’s anatomy to several other lizard species and discovered that this one had a remarkably unique inner-structure.