Scott is no stranger to tegu love. When he was in college, he owned two, a red and a blue tegu. Apart from the obvious color difference, there's little to tell them apart.
But when he moved to Shanghai to start a business, he couldn't take them.
"I had to give them away to a nice reptile-loving family that lived near me, but I was totally in love with them," he says.
He got back to the U.S. in 2012, and met MacGyver soon after. The average tegu life expectancy is between 15 and 20 years.