There are many types of lizards, frogs, skinks, and more native to Virginia. These types of animals frequently need rehabilitative care due to injuries. They are often injured during yard work or when they are caught by a domestic cat or dog. If you find an injured reptile or amphibian, please contain it in a small container with ventilation and contact RWS immediately, as the animal will need to see a wildlife veterinarian. This is essential in cases where the animal has been caught by a pet, as cat saliva is toxic and dogs can cause significant internal injuries.
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