KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — natural world officials have in the end captured a big invasive Asian water screen that have been strolling loose inside the Florida Keys for greater than a year.

Florida Fish and natural world officers posted pics on facebook with this caption: "Elusive lizard captured!"

The lizard became extra than five toes (1.Fifty two meters) lengthy and weighed 20 kilos (9 kilograms).

Crews of staff participants and volunteers were putting traps and trying to find the lizard. As soon as it was stuck, the lizard turned into removed from the wild. Natural world officers say this allows prevent the status quo of a brand new nonnative species.

Wildlife officials endorse human beings to snap pics if they see nonnative wildlife and file it to the corporation.