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Dr. Russell Burke on the Origins of the Italian Wall Lizard


As its name suggests, the Italian Wall Lizard is not native to Long Island. It is a species that made a home here after a daring escape from a local pet shop in the 1960s. Dr. Russell Burke, chair of the Biology Department, was interviewed by Newsday about the origin of Italian Wall Lizards on Long Island and why they are good neighbors to have.

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