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Posted by Richard F. Hoyer on June 12, 2002 at 14:16:58:
In Reply to: Oregon Alligator Lizard Q posted by LK on June 06, 2002 at 10:45:13:
I very seriously doubt that the N. All. Lizard would fare will in your region. In reality, it is not a good idea to try an transplant non-native species. Our various state wildlife agencies have done quite a bit of this over the years with some successes but some disasters as well.
You should contact your state's wildlife agency to determine the legality of such a venture, even for you native species of lizards. R. F. Hoyer
: I live in southern IL in the USA.
: My yard is mainly partially shaded due to trees but I have
: a well drained SW side that is fenced in.
: I was wondering how you think a n.alligator lizard might fair
: here and what provisions I would have to make to "fix" climatic differences. How much time do these guys need to bask, I have not used native lizards because I dont know if theyd get enough sun and Ive always read the n alligator lizards stay on the cooler side