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.