Beware Of This Invasive 'Jesus Christ Lizard' in Florida

An invasive lizard is being spotted throughout Florida that is harmful to the environment and, according to biologists, could also be harmful to people.

The lizard's nickname is the 'Jesus Christ Lizard' due to its ability to run atop the water. The real name of the animal is the Brown Basilisk lizard.

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These guys are typically native to parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America but have recently been living in South and Central Florida due to people buying them as pets.

These reptiles could be carrying mosquito-borne illnesses that could be dangerous to humans. If you see one, you are asked to snap a picture and upload it to a state app called "IveGot1." 

Source: Fox 13 Tampa Bay