JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An invasive lizard species was spotted outside an Avondale neighborhood on Sunday.
First Coast News confirmed with two wildlife experts that the almost three foot lizard is, in fact, a Tegu.
"I thought it was a baby alligator when it came towards me head on," said Mike Read.
An alligator, an iguana, or maybe a baby dinosaur.
Those were all of the possibilities thrown around before Read learned he has a Tegu hiding underneath his house.
"He's probably only about 30 inches long, but a lot of that length is in his tail," said Read.
Read snapped a couple of pictures during the few seconds the exotic reptile peeked out of the bushes and walked under the home.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission do not recommend people attempting to capture lizards they may come accross.