Florida’s Iguana Problem


Hailey Katherine Murff

Last summer, Florida declared iguanas as open-seasoned because of the state’s massive population of these green lizards. According to NBC, over 3,000 individuals of this invasive species have been spotted there. 

These reptiles flourish in Florida’s humid, hot climate. Leading to them overrunning the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourages residents of Florida to “humanely” kill iguana when spotted and even encourages them to eat them.

Sun Sentinel’s youtube channel provides a quick recipe for cooking the iguana. 

These killings may seem cruel but Iguanas in Florida is the second leading cause of animal power outages. If a person is ever stranded in Miami, they can kill and consume an iguana.

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