Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking residents to kill any green iguanas they find on their property.
Because of my "Ecology of South Florida Class" at FIU I know that Pythons and Iguanas among a few other animals are invasive species. Meaning they don't belong here but have multiplied and spread out.
Now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is encouraging all homeowners to kill any green iguana they find on their property.
The directive to kill the iguanas “whenever possible” comes from the damage these invasive species can cause to sidewalks, seawalls and landscape plants, according to the FWC.
They can also transmit salmonella to humans, like most reptiles, and are threatening natural wildlife.
In addition they can also cause problems on roadways and with electrical transformers.
So feel free to go "hunt" these tree chickens (yes people eat them) if they're in your back yard or on your property