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Vermont man accused of the illegal import of 2 lizards

WESTFIELD, Vt. – Vermont, a man is confronted with the fish and wildlife violations, illegal bringing of two lizards in the state, both of which can grow very large.

Game wardens say Thursday a dwarf caiman and a water monitor were found in the house of the 29-year-old Raymond Barlow, of Westfield. Both were metres long, the young lizards but the dwarf caiman is similar to a crocodile and can grow to more than 5 meters long, with a heavily armored skin and powerful jaws. The water monitor can grow to over 6 feet long and 100 pounds.

Wardens say they began their investigation after receiving a tip through social media. The lizards were transferred to a Massachusetts wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Barlow faces fines of more than $700. His phone number is disconnected and it is unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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