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Dog-Sized Lizard Becomes Internet’s Four-Legged Sensation, And His Pics Will Make Your Day

Meet MacGyver, an adorable Argentine red tegu lizard that will make you want to trade in your furry pets.

People usually keep birds, cats or dogs as pets, but have you ever thought of keeping a giant lizard at home? Well, a couple from San Diego, California has a 20-pound Argentine red tegu lizard as their pet and the lizard’s life has been documented online. Scott, 35, and Ice, 39, said they adopted the reptile from Ty Park’s lizard farm in Punta Gorda, Florida.

MacGyver is a four-year-old Argentine Red Tegu lizard and is amicably the most popular lizard reigning with thousands of social media followers on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Moreover, MacGyver the lizard even has a LinkedIn page as of now. According to Bored Panda, thousands of people showered their love on the lizard by looking at the pictures and videos of MacGyver eating, going for walks, and most importantly, cuddling. The affectionate lizard will change your impression of “cold-hearted”, ferocious reptiles.

Meet MacGyver, an Argentine red tegu lizard from California who may be the most popular lizard on Earth.

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MacGyver just celebrated his 4th birthday with a yummy ‘salmon cake’.

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This affectionate giant lizard is arguably popular on social media.

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The lizard has thousands of followers on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. He even has his own LinkedIn page!

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MacGyver has reportedly been described as ‘a good ambassador of the giant lizard world’ for demonstrating that reptiles can be affectionate and have feelings too.

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People are fond of him, especially the kids!

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MacGyver gives kisses to his owners…

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Loves taking bath…

Enjoys taking a nap…

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… plus he rocks at taking selfies, too!

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Oh, and most importantly, he loves cuddling.

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This giant lizard really loves to cuddle.

Compared to its wild reptilian cousins, MacGyver is known to come when its name is called, just like how a pet dog would.

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He’s just too adorable.

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MacGyver’s owner said:

“He can go anywhere he wants pretty much in the house, but he’ll choose to come over and sleep right in front of the couch where our feet are,”

Weighing a hefty 7.5kg, the affectionate giant lizard typically eats raw salmon and chicken, eggs, and fruits like cherries and grapes.

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Two Young Kids Use Themselves as Bait to Catch Huge Snakes and Earn a Living

Some of those reptiles are even bigger than they are!

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When you are seven or eight and are a child of privilege, the most pressing time schedule you have might include first or second grade, a sport or two, gadget time, TV time, eating, and sleep. This isn’t always true for young children in third world countries. Many are out of school and helping their families eke out a living. Often, risking their lives.

Like this brother and sister pair, for instance. They catch huge snakes for a living.

Some of those reptiles are even bigger than they are.

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Badass Woman Picks Up Huge Snake Off Road To Save It From Being Run Over

An act of kindness from a fearless woman.

What would you do if you see a giant snake on a major highway? In a new viral footage, a fearless woman grabbed a giant snake and takes it off the road to save it from being run over by vehicles.

The video captured by a passing biker shows a massive python stuck in the middle of the main highway in Guaratiba, Brazil. The traffic was halted as onlookers stood still and no one dared to go near the huge snake. The snake seemed scared too and no one wanted to help it, except Camila.

Fearless Camila grabbed the snake to save it from the vehicles.

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Lost Tortoise Travels a Mile in 2 Years to Return to Owner’s Old Home

Arnie crawled a distance of one mile in two years and returned to his owner’s former home completely unscathed.

He surely took his time crawling. Two years ago, Sophie Bevan’s pet tortoise went away after they accidentally left their front gate open. Two years and two winters after, he came back to their former home—completely unscathed.

The ten-year-old Macedonian tortoise was with the family for about 8 years when he was gifted to Sophie’s daughter, Tilda. He turned up at the family’s former home. The strangest thing is, Arnie never lived at the old house. They had him after they moved to a new place.

Arnie would have traveled a mile in two years, excluding detours.

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