All across Florida the infestation of Iguana’s becomes more of a problem every day. Believe me, you won’t believe it until you step onto a tiny island of Boca Raton, FL and see iguana’s running rampage across the island. They are in the streets, along the sidewalks, in driveways; in backgrounds… quite simply they are everywhere. These iguanas seem to be breeding like crazy which creates an infestation of iguanas. Cities like Boca Graton can’t seem to control the iguanas that populate the city. They run rampage over the island and can literally be seen from the second you step on the island.
Although these Florida animals are a nuisance to residences, they are still a part of Florida wildlife. Many recommend residents to learn to enjoy the pesky iguanas or jus to treat them humanely where ever you come across them. For Florida residents, they are pesky creatures that eat their plants and make a mess in their yards. These reptiles were first seen in Florida as pets but now are pesky creatures that can’t be contained.
Iguanas can be hazardous to Florida for many reasons. The biggest is the fact that they eat anything and everything. They eat landscaping such as trees, plants, bushes, orchids, as well as vegetable plants and fruit plants. The only thing that iguanas refrain from eating is citrus.
Not only are iguanas smelly but they also leave large poop droppings which not only smell but also is poisonous.
Iguanas live in warm climates and will only be seen throughout the summer months. As the cold weather kills them, they dig holes in the sand and stay warm through the winter months under ground.
Iguanas can grow as large as six feet long. Of course, these are the larger iguanas and there are many smaller ones. Even though there is no way of knowing how many iguanas are in Florida, many believe that there are thousands of iguanas throughout the state.
Iguanas are not native to Florida. Instead, they were pets that got thrown out and began populating themselves. Iguanas are native to Central America. The Iguana species has the ability to spread quickly and now can be found in most parts of Southern Florida.
The Iguana looks like a lizard only much bigger. The iguana is a black colored spiny tale creature.
Iguanas are wild animals and will bite. Their feces contain salmonella. That might have something to do with their size as they can get quite large. It is not advised to pet them as they have a hard slap on the tail and you could get scratched.
Iguanas are large tropical animal that continues to cause problems for residents.