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Central Florida activities range from guided tours through the Everglades to the movie-themed rides and attractions at Disney World. Some additional highlight attractions include Discovery Cove Orlando Theme Park and Sea World Orlando.


Touring the Angell & Phelps factory, wine tasting at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, and visiting Old Town are some of the free things to do in central Florida. These attractions do not require admission fees and are open to the public several days a week.


Lizards are distributed throughout the world, and as the San Diego Zoo notes, most of them live on the ground. Other common lizard dwelling places are underground burrows (especially in deserts), under rocks, marshy bogs and in trees.


The average lifespan of a lizard usually runs between one and 30 years, with a median of 10 years. Because there are over 5,000 different species of lizards, the lifespan varies from species to species.


The various different types of lizards include anoles, chameleons, geckos, American legless lizards, monitor lizards, agamids, iguanas and earless lizards. Lizards belong to the class Reptilia and order Squamata. There are approximately 5,000 lizard species found in the order Squamata.


The state of Florida has 46 species of snakes that are native to the area; the region of Central Florida is home to 35 of them. There are six species of venomous snakes found in Florida, and four of them take up residence in the Central region.


The most effective method of keeping lizards away is to make the area less hospitable. Commercially available chemical and electric repellents sometimes work, but these are potentially harmful to children and pets.


Most species of lizard are quadrupedal and crawl using their four limbs and tail. Certain species are legless and slither like snakes. Some lizards, such as geckos, can adhere to vertical or inverted surfaces and move freely on them.


Florida is home to multiple species of skink, but all of them share the same basic body plan of smooth bodies, disproportionately long tails and small, low legs. Some Florida species, such as the sand skink, appear very snake-like because their limbs are so tiny.


Common lizards feed on insects, such as flies, grasshoppers and spiders, according to the Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group. They also eat invertebrates, including earthworms, small snails and centipedes.