Resedents in Florida are being urged to kill iguanas on their own property. They are an invasive species that is causing many problems across the sunshine state.
Iguanas can carry salmonella into local communities. They will poop all over your yard, and will sometimes dig tunnels under sidewalks causing them to collapse. Iguanas digging holes can also lead to foundation problems in your house.
A press release from the Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission reads.
“Green iguanas are not native to Florida and are considered to be an invasive species due to the damage they can cause to seawalls, sidewalks, and landscape plants. This species is not protected in Florida expect by anti-cruelty law. Homeowners do not need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, and the FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida.”