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Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:13:34 PM »
Just a few small ones have made it to my yard so far. They volunteered to exit the premises and go the way of the land fill with the trash.

Tomorrow may be a good opportunity to pick some up falling from the trees in South Florida and send on their way. I suggest a machete to aid in the quick removal... Good hunting at sunrise... lol.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 08:30:59 AM »
fire up the grill

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 08:53:54 AM »
What damage do they do?
Genuine question.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 08:57:26 AM »
They eat a lot of flowers, fruits, and veggies. wreak havoc on gardens, from edibles to many ornamentals. tear up yards, digging holes. And they create a lot of waste. A good size one was poopin in my pool. Took a month to catch that bastard.

I love lizards, but do not want any iguanas in my yard.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 09:21:21 AM »
Ah, Chicken of the Trees...

I used to have pet iguanas, and they can eat a HUGE amount of greenery and fruit.  If I had to choose my beautiful tropical trees or iguanas, I would pick the trees.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 08:12:57 AM »
A friend of ours, a model, stood under a tree after church.

A huge iguana crapped her.

Iguana waste-- traumatically fetid.

You might as well be skunked.
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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 08:19:48 AM »
Iguanas coming down from trees,
jump on smaller plants,
to break their fall.

Everything is smashed or slimed.

Salmonella proliferates.

Pools with iguanas aren't fit for swimming.
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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 08:23:36 AM »
A restaurant customer, going to an outdoor table, was bloodied---
his bald head whipped by an iguana's tail.
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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 08:36:34 AM »
Legally, you may kill an iguana, provided you do so quickly, without any unnecessary cruelty.

If you use a machete or a spade, make sure it is very sharp--- not blunt-edged the way tools usually come from the store.

The government actually requests that iguanas be killed;  however, most officials and reporters are reticent to be seen openly advocating that,
due to the backlash expected from reptile buyers and releasers, and from PETA types--- most of whom have not had the experience of having to raise the food they eat.
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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 08:38:10 AM »
Yes they were stunned. News report from yesterday morning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzdmPj_jF2s

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 08:42:25 AM »
Maybe catch them and release them into wild they are souls after all.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 10:08:43 AM »
Noooooo!!!!!
Yes, they are God's creatures. And I love all of God's creatures.  But there is a place for everything.
Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida. There is no wild place in Florida where they fit into the ecosystem.
Similar problem with huge invasive pythons in the everglades, eating the native endangered species.
Iguanas, monitors, pythons, gambian rats, feral hogs and the like were released into the wild from the exotic pet trade by irresponsible owners, and now they wreak havoc on the native animals who have no protection or defenses against them, and are being out-competed for food resources. Not to mention being disease vectors...

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 10:12:38 AM »
Maybe catch them and release them into wild they are souls after all.

HORRIBLE idea. That will only worsen problems and lead to more suffering of iguana "souls"

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2020, 10:56:24 AM »
Kill them all. They are just as bad if not worse than pythons. Especially in the keys where they destroy the young wildlife growing in the mangroves.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2020, 11:23:22 AM »
What damage do they do?
Genuine question.

I can't grow papayas in one area of my yard due to iguanas. They eat the tree down to the roots.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2020, 02:32:02 PM »
Oh god, I thought they would eat just insects.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2020, 04:50:45 PM »
Not to be confused with Anoles.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2020, 05:05:14 PM »
Oh god, I thought they would eat just insects.
They are herbivores.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2020, 05:06:28 PM »
On my first (and only) trip to south Florida i was not prepared for the sight of huge iguanas everywhere, primarily on the side of the road, near the canals, etc.

In my neck of the woods you see 'possums, groundhogs, the occasional skunk and armadillo on the roadsides.

In south Florida, i reckon it's iguanas.

Not to make light of the situation - it's a very unfortunate thing they way they've invaded the ecosystem.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2020, 07:23:10 PM »
Iguanas are most likely native to Florida since they are native  to Cuba( a few species).
There are even iguana fossils found in somme Florida shales.
If your affraid of Salmonella,then never eat ducks or duck eggs and hope that a duck wont poo in your pool while flying.
This hype about ,,invasive,,specie its political and has nothing to do with ecology.I think its just people that are manipulated by politicians to hate something so that it unites them,like hating immigrants or certain religious or semitic comunityes.
Funny its that the hate hits back as you can see these ,, rioters ecologists,, wreak havoc their own country land and do more harm than good because its politics not science at the base of their ideology.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2020, 07:48:44 PM »
Iguanas are most likely native to Florida since they are native  to Cuba( a few species).
There are even iguana fossils found in somme Florida shales.
If your affraid of Salmonella,then never eat ducks or duck eggs and hope that a duck wont poo in your pool while flying.
This hype about ,,invasive,,specie its political and has nothing to do with ecology.I think its just people that are manipulated by politicians to hate something so that it unites them,like hating immigrants or certain religious or semitic comunityes.
Funny its that the hate hits back as you can see these ,, rioters ecologists,, wreak havoc their own country land and do more harm than good because its politics not science at the base of their ideology.

I agree that there can be a lot of hype, politics and "religion" around issues of ecology and the environment.
But the issues of exotic and/or invasive and/or noxious species to me is black and white. Either the species is endemic to an ecosystem or it's not. In many many cases an exotic introduction can become a major problem because the ecosystem is not equipped to keep it in check.
There are so many examples in the United States - kudzu, bush honeysuckle, etc. In the case of something like bush honeysuckle - i see it all around me. It has totally overtaken the understory of so many forests and has thus crowded-out native species like pawpaw and spicebush.

Now I will say - how we respond to these situations is a matter of debate.

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Re: Iguana removal opportunity with the cold
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2020, 07:57:25 PM »
Quite a lot of ,,invasive,, species are extremely beneficial for the enviroment.One such example its the eart worm thats not native to North America.Another example its the honney bee and manny otthers.
But the most beneficial ,,invasive alien,, in my opinion its the asian carp thogh i will stop here since this is a post about iguanas  :D .

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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2020, 08:08:10 PM »
Iguanas are most likely native to Florida since they are native  to Cuba( a few species).
There are even iguana fossils found in somme Florida shales.
If your affraid of Salmonella,then never eat ducks or duck eggs and hope that a duck wont poo in your pool while flying.
This hype about ,,invasive,,specie its political and has nothing to do with ecology.I think its just people that are manipulated by politicians to hate something so that it unites them,like hating immigrants or certain religious or semitic comunityes.
Funny its that the hate hits back as you can see these ,, rioters ecologists,, wreak havoc their own country land and do more harm than good because its politics not science at the base of their ideology.

I am sure I have posted it in response to a similar comment in the past but here  goes again.

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/reptiles/green-iguana/

The green Iguana is not native to Florida.

Regarding invasives, what can I say in response to your statement, sometimes it is best to shut up and shake your head.  But it is not this time.  I live in Florida and see the damage from invasives, even plants, can do.  When some species are released into places where they have no predators and especially can reproduce is large numbers, they cause havoc.
The pythons in South Florida significantly reduced the population of fur-bearing animals in a most un-natural way  - read this if you care (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-hybrid-pythons-are-threatening-floridas-wildlife-180970178/). Snakes made it to Guam and they did a non-political number - read if you care (https://www.sciencealert.com/guam-s-plague-of-snakes-is-having-a-devastating-impact-on-the-trees)

If you were just trolling for a reaction, OK, you got me.  .. but you contribute such interesting and mostly factual info that I couldn't ignore this.  People may believe it based your creds.


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