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Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Large lizard hits the links at Brackenridge

Animal Care Services brings in exotic reptile found on downtown golf course

CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665


SAN ANTONIO (Oct.  10, 2018) – Giant Tegus are large South American lizards you generally don’t see in San Antonio, much less on golf courses. But that’s just where Parks and Recreation staff working at the Brackenridge course found the exotic reptile yesterday afternoon. A staffer who spotted the large black and white lizard, which measures about two feet long, initially thought it might be a children’s plastic toy. After a brief chase, the maintenance workers were able to wrangle the grumpy tegu into a trashcan and call ACS for help. Animal Care Services believes the lizard may have been abandoned near the San Antonio River which runs near the golf course maintenance shop where he was found. The shelter will be working with area partners to find appropriate placement for the giant tegu that’s been named Godzilla.


*Media is welcome to get video of the Tegu. Please call 210-315-3130 for access.

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