It is Raining Iguanas – A Sequel

It seems to me that there are several sequels in the world today. Batman, Spiderman, Rocky, and so on have more to offer based on an original production. Last year I wrote a story titled “It is Raining Iguanas in Florida” when it is below 50 degrees F.

In the past, I have produced sequels to my blog stories such as “Discovering Critters in My Backyard” and “Nurturing Giant Pumpkins.”

But after posting this very story on Facebook today, I decided to memorialize it in order to share with my friends around the world who get a glimpse of what I am observing only through my blog that they subscribed to. As the title of this story indicates, this story is more information about pre-historic looking iguanas falling out of trees in Florida.

Iguana (Credit: Pinellas County Economic Development)

This is what I posted on Facebook:

It is cold today here in SW Florida. When the temperature drops below 50°, like today, iguanas fall out of the trees. I read there is a guy on Sanibel Island loading his car with stunned green iguanas that have fallen to the ground. He is probably pretty smart. They can be eaten or turned in for a bounty! I have been told they are good on the bar-b-que.

Iguanas are an invasive species. They are not native to Florida and they are destructive and kill native animals. Did you know that Florida homeowners can legally shoot iguanas on their property without needing a license? The best place to shoot them is between their eyes! I kid you not! That is from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC)!

The FWCC also hires part-time “wranglers” to shoot green iguanas on public lands. Pay is $18 to $22 per hour. The job comes with some benefits (maybe you can take them home to eat them). I wonder if the pay rate is based on accuracy to shoot the iguanas between their eyes? Or shoot them as they run away.

Well, I am sure you are amused! Have a wonderful day.

2 thoughts on “It is Raining Iguanas – A Sequel”

  1. Hi Barry, cooler temps in fla this year for sure. First of all don’t think I’d be eating it although I think I have, we were in Cancun and they past it off as chicken but it was differently iguana. Sooo watch out for your falling iguanas. Always a interesting read Barry
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  2. Interesting facts. Thank you . Some folks around here have them as pets. I could never come to that point , personally. I am a traditionalist and a cat as a pet is fine.

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