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Large, invasive lizards take over parts of Tampa Bay

Tampa bay, Florida-- Large, invasive lizards are taking over parts of Hillsborough County. 

They are called Tegus and they are from South America but have made southwest Florida their new home. 

FWC: Invasive lizards invading Tampa Bay

Lithia, Florida -- Today we'll learn more about big lizards creating a big problem in Hillsborough County. They're invaders from South America and they're spreading.

These huge reptiles are an endangered species' worst enemy: they love to eat birds, small animals, and -- most of all -- eggs.

The state's wildlife experts are going to talk Tuesday at Lithia Springs Park about their plan to stop them from becoming the next invasive species nightmare here in Florida.

Sarasota and Manatee counties to hold pentathlon

SARASOTA, Florida (AP) - Sarasota and Manatee counties will host the world cup finals and qualifiers in the oldest Olympic sport: the modern pentathlon.

The sport comprises fencing, 200-meter freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and a final event that combines shooting with a 3,200-meter cross-country run.

Sarasota will host the world cup final on June 5-8, a world cup in March 2015 and the world cup final and Olympic qualifier June 2016.

Napier sanctuary wants its animals back

Bradenton, Florida -- A follow up to a 10 News investigation regarding the Napier Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary in East Manatee County, where deputies removed more than 300 animals earlier this month.

In a court hearing on Monday, the Napiers agreed to allow the Manatee Sheriff's Office to spay and neuter the animals that are now in foster homes or being cared for at other animal rescues.

Gov. Scott to press Obama over flood insurance

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is planning to use a scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama to urge him to halt flood insurance hikes.

The nation's governors are scheduled to meet with Obama on Monday.

The Scott administration says the Republican governor will personally ask Obama to block flood insurance hikes required under a new law intended to end federal subsidies.

Wild hogs pose problems in Manatee County

BRADENTON, Florida (AP) - Wild hogs are posing a problem for homeowners in Manatee County.

The Bradenton Herald reports that property owners in  certain neighborhoods near the Braden River say the animals are  plowing through front lawns, leaving turf completely overturned in a sometimes desperate attempt to find food.

Wildlife removal experts say suburban growth patterns are pushing the hogs into new territory.

Deputies: Deadly shooting may have been self-defense

Bradenton, Florida -- A man was shot to death after a fight broke out inside a Manatee County home, deputies say.

The Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Kerson Edmond went to the residence on 30th Lane East in Bradenton early Sunday morning, and got into an argument with one of the residents, 33-year-old Olivia Sauceda.

Witnesses told investigators that the argument became physical and Edmonds, who was armed with a handgun, began to beat Sauceda.

That's when another resident, 34-year-old Ryan Harmon, pulled out a gun and shot Edmond.

Edmond died at the scene.