Skip to comments.Extended cold could kill invasive iguanas
Posted on 01/05/2010 8:15:58 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
With this week's evening temperatures falling toward the upper 30s, strange fruit may drop from South Florida trees: non-native, invading iguanas that many residents consider more pest than pet.
"It's a big deal for me," Jessica Morgan, a Margate homeowner, said as she watched a yard-long, bright orange male iguana roam near her butterfly habitat. The reptile has a slightly smaller green girlfriend.
"They climb up on the bank and will poop on my dock," she said. "Fingers crossed that this cold snap will kill them. I don't have the heart to beat one to death. I hope the weather does it for me."
(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...
So Mother Nature has a built-in self-correcting mechanism for dealing with invasive species. Works for me!
When it’s Christmas in Okeechobee,
Brightly colored Iguanas falling from the trees.....
I’m believing that an air rifle would do a good job on that iguana.
It's not like a little random gun noise would be out of place in South Florida. Let's just call it a backyard drive by.
I am moving back to Florida in 18 months beforew globull warming freezes us to death. I will enjoy the following on Al Gore day:
Here’s a recipe of truly Mexican. “Iguana stew”. You may substitute iguana with chicken, but that’s not recommended. OK go ahead use Chicken I DID. :-)
* 1-tablespoon of salt
* 1-tablespoon of celantro
* 1 small ball of recardo
* 1-cup vinegar
* 1-sweet pepper
* 1-tablespoon of black pepper
* 2-cloves of garlic
* 1-can of diced tomato
* coconut oil
Skin and clean iguana, then wash it in a mixture of vinegar and lime. After that, mix all seasonings and spices together in a bowl and rub them into the meat. Leave the rubbed meat for half an hour. Pour coconut oil in a pot, just to cover the bottom and place it on the fire.
When the oil is hot, put in the iguana meat, then cook it for another half an hour, turning a few times and adding a bit of water if needed. During that time slice the carrots, tomatoes and cabbage. Add them to the meat and cook for another half an hour. Serve with rice and beans.
Not likely. They burrow deep, doncha know?
Not a chance, those critters dig in deep. No chance cold will get them. Now crossing the road, that is another story.......
Iguanas? Save the Burmese pythons!
That’s why they weren’t here in the first place!
Soft heart, yet no resolve to take the required action. This sort of hand-wringing is a problem all across the world. In Australia, for example, many people still refuse to kill invasive cane toads, yet these amphibians wreak havoc in Queensland.
Here in America, many soft hearts refuse to take the necessary steps to cull our feral horses and burros.
Sadly, looking the other way and hoping someone else will solve the problem doesn't make the problem go away.
I wish I was in Tijuana
Nope. Sorry. They are immortal and indestructible..........
Wish I was in Sarasota
WHy did the armadillo cross the road?
Because his family owned a front end alignment shop..............
They'll be replaced by an army of Canada geese. Your dock will collapse under the weight of the poop.
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