Quantcast

Say Goodbye To The Lizard-Themed Carpet At El Paso International Airport

January 18, 2018



If you have traveled through the El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Tex., you may have noticed the carpeting. Most reptile lovers who have gone through the airport would know that the carpet features a green lizard motif.

Lizard carpet at El Paso International Airport goes away May 2018

El Paso International Airport/Instagram

The lizard carpet at El Paso International Airport goes away May 2018.
 

The carpet was first installed at the airport in the 1990s. but sadly, the airport is renovating and the carpet is going away.

But not without some controversy. Some folks posted their opinions about the decision on social media, with one traveling saying that

“There are few things that are aesthetically displeasing as the El Paso airport’s lizard carpet,” Mason Quinones tweeted in December 2016.

Another tweeted:

“The El Paso airport should sell socks that match the carpet. “

"The lizards are wonderful. They're part of our history. We'll never forget them. But it was also very costly to do upkeep with that,” Monica Lombrana, the airport’s director of aviation told KVIA News. “Whenever we had to replace carpeting, because the lizards are copy righted, we had to get a special one.”

Some travelers waxed nostalgic about the lizard carpet.

"Even when I lived in Dallas, coming home, it was always just a good, warm, fuzzy feeling to see the lizards," El Paso native Monica Quiet told KVIA.

The lizards are going to be replaced by May 2018. If you are truly a fan, the airport will be having a giveaway of the lizard squares on the El Paso International Airport Facebook page.

Related Articles

Former Wild Recon Host Donald Schultz Accused Of Illegally Selling Endangered Lizards

Ex Animal Planet host charged with selling Iranian desert monitors to undercover USFWS agents

Zoo Atlanta's Komodo Dragon, Slasher Dies At 20

Reptile was euthanized due to age-related complications.

Komodo Dragon Attacks Park Employees At Komodo National Park

Employees both bitten in leg by Varanus komodoensis.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

What salamander species do you keep?



 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module

Find Us On facebook

Edit Module