Meet MacGyver, the Lizard Who Thinks He's a Dog

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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MacGyver the Argentine tegu is proof of the bond between reptiles and humans.

Dogs aren't the only animals that can be man's best friend. MacGyver, a red Argentine tegu living in Punta Gorda, Florida, is a reptile celebrity on social media.

The four-year-old giant lizard frequently snuggles with his owner and even seems to answer to his name. His Instagram account is filled with daily updates of pampered lizard life.

Just how much does MacGyver think he is a dog? See for yourself.

He's a sucker for a belly rub.

Tag your momma and Randy Gonzalez

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He enjoys the outdoors.

Tag somebody who likes tongue

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He is leash-trained.

Tag someone who likes red dogs

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He masters #TongueOutTuesday.

Your favorite dog-lizard says hi!

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He loves to go to the park.

I'm a jungle [gym] lizard

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He lives for car rides.

Who likes ROAD TRIPS!?!?!!!?

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He is notably curious.

Words of wisdom from a giant lizard: Don't ever let anyone tell you there are only two directions you can go on a staircase.

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He is incredibly food motivated.

Hugging @macgyvermommy is cool and all, but I really want that damn papaya!

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He likes to give kisses.

Just a girl giving her giant lizard a kiss. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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He takes up most of the bed.

Snuggle time w/ @macgyvermommy

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He has awkward sleeping positions.

Drunk on the job

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He smiles for the paparazzi.

Cute smiles are in the genes

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He loves his owner very much.

Sounds just like a dog, right?

MacGyver sure acts like a pup, but he is 100% reptile. After seeing these photos, there's no denying the love that a reptile and its human can share.

Follow this scaly guy on Instagram via @macgyverlizard.

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Meet MacGyver, the Lizard Who Thinks He's a Dog