The only problem I have with this is geography. It’s unlikely that Florida’s lizard problem will make it all the way to my neighborhood in Brooklyn. There are plenty of cats to munch on up here. Guneet Bhatia on the Nile monitor lizard that loves cats.
The cat-eating species of monitor lizard, originally from Africa, is creating a havoc in Florida. The state wildlife officials are taking steps to locate and completely eliminate the Nile monitor from the state — particularly along the canals in North Miami — since the creature is posing a danger to the state wildlife.
According to the biologists, the Nile monitor eats up cats and other organisms, including fishes, owls and frogs.
This thing is up to five feet long. You’d think cats would be smart enough to get out of their way. But cats have an attitude of indifference and that makes it easy for them to become snacks. Fine with me.