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  • To combat iguana problem, researchers bash in reptiles’ heads

    03/12/2018 7:31:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | 03-08-2018 | Susannah Bryan
    Researchers are on a critical mission in the heart of Broward County — bashing in the brains of iguanas in an attempt to eliminate the reptiles that have overtaken South Florida. A 15-member team from the University of Florida is using a tool called a captive bolt gun that sends a bolt into the brain, similar to what is used in the livestock industry. They’re also smashing the creatures’ heads against solid objects, including a truck and boat they’re using to track them down. “Most of what we’re doing is blunt force trauma,” said Jenny Ketterlin, a wildlife biologist and...
  • Charlie Crist cruises in Democratic primary win, but race against Rick Scott is tough toss-up

    08/27/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/26/14 | Marc Caputo
    In the Democratic primary, there was never any doubt Charlie Crist was going to beat former state senator Nan Rich. The next campaign against Gov. Rick Scott will be a tight race.
  • Charlie Crist to Scott Rothstein: "We Love You" [Convicted Ponzi Schemer]

    05/21/2014 3:55:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies ^ | 1/21/11 | Bob Norman
    Former Gov. Charlie Crist was apparently a little closer to Scott Rothstein than we knew. Or maybe not. They blew out the candles on Crist's birthday cake a couple of years ago after giving the governor $52,000 (a grand for each candle). Before the disbarred Rothstein's Ponzi scheme imploded, Rothstein and the governor were in regular contact.
  • Charlie Crist Out Front of Rick Scott Big in Q-Poll

    04/30/2014 4:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin Darby
    Unlike other polls which show a narrowing race, Quinnipiac University released a poll of registered voters Wednesday morning that finds former Gov. Charlie Crist, the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate, with a solid lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott.... The Q-poll relies, it should be pointed out, on a sample of 31 percent Democrats and 25 percent Republicans, an unusually low percentage of GOP voters in an off-year election..... "Florida voters think former Gov. Crist is more compassionate, more honest and trustworthy and was a better governor than Gov. Scott,” Brown said. “The difference may be simple: voters like Crist, whose...
  • Charlie Crist opening his campaign's first field office in Broward

    04/12/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/11/14 | Anthony Man
    Showing just how important a strong Democratic showing in Broward County is to Charlie Crist’s hope of returning to the Governor’s Mansion, the first field office for his campaign is set for Planation. The campaign plans to dedicate the office next week. What’s being described as the South Florida headquarters will be located at 320 South University Drive, Plantation. The grand opening is at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The only other Crist office so far is the state headquarters in St. Petersburg. Broward, which has more registered Democrats than any other Florida county is critical for the party’s hopes to win...
  • Iguanas Invade Cape Coral, Florida Neighborhood: Reptiles Dig Seawalls Causing Safety Concern

    04/06/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/1
    Iguanas invade Cape Coral, Florida neighborhood: Reptiles dig seawalls causing safety concernSome residents in Southwest Florida are worried about an iguana invasion in their neighborhood. They say the creatures are digging up holes behind their seawalls -- a major safety concern for some homeowners. Now, some residents are going to great lengths to try and get them out of the neighborhood. "We're really scared," said resident Judy Ross. The reason for Ross' fear? "I'm getting a little bit afraid of the large ones like this one that must five, they're measured from head to tail, he must be five feet...
  • Watch Delightful Iguana at Puerto Rico Open Attempt to Eat Andrew Loupe's Ball

    03/16/2014 12:33:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Mar 10, 2014 | Gabe Zaldivar
    According to a picky iguana roaming the greens at the 2014 Puerto Rico Open, Andrew Loupe's golf ball, as interesting as it may be, isn't all that delicious. Next Impulse Sports' Kiley Kmiec spotted this rather hilarious video posted to the PGA's YouTube page. It features a curious iguana moving Loupe's ball before scurrying off, as iguanas are wont to do. As for details, the YouTube description states, the moment comes as Loupe played through the 16th hole over the weekend. As the announcer mentions, this isn't the first time an animal tried to pull some shenanigans at a tour...
  • Cayman Racer Snake Devours Iguana

    12/11/2013 10:14:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A Cayman Islands resident captured this Cayman Racer snake in the South Sound area, devouring a Green Iguana. Cayman Racer snakes are endemic to the Cayman Islands and aren't found anywhere else in the world. Adults have been known to reach the 4-5ft length. In fact, no Cayman snakes pose any threat to people, cats or dogs however these non-venomous snakes should be avoided by the average Green Iguana!
  • Iguana Meat Smuggler Sentenced to Prison

    04/29/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 | Monica Garske
    Eliodoro Soria Fonseca attempted to smuggle 159-pounds of iguana meat into the U.S. from Mexico in June 2011A man accused of attempting to smuggle 159-pounds of iguana meat into the United States from Mexico has been sentenced to two years in prison. On June 7, 2011, Las Vegas resident Eliodoro Soria Fonseca, 38, entered the U.S. from Mexico at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry with a strange, undeclared haul. According to authorities, Fonseca entered with several coolers filled with iguana meat, which he intentionally concealed underneath fish. When Officers with Customs and Border Protection at the Otay Mesa Port...
  • Iguana on the Menu

    03/01/2012 1:44:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 3+ views
    The Fiji Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Serafina Silaitoga
    THE American iguana has drawn interest from a well-known Australian chef who plans to cook up a menu that will include the reptile on Taveuni. Lance Seeto, who is the executive chef at the Castaway Island Fiji, last week visited Taveuni to learn more about local food. "I have learnt a lot about local food but I will also do a menu for the iguana on the island. That won't be difficult because I have cooked iguanas in other countries I have worked in," he said. "So writing up an iguana menu won't be difficult and it will be affordable...
  • Large lizard on the loose (Roswell, NM)

    09/29/2011 1:29:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | September 28, 2011 | Gabrielle Burkhart
    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A Roswell woman is asking for the public's help in finding a missing member of her family. But this is no ordinary missing person's case. The missing member is an iguana that's around 5 feet long. 'Izzy' the iguana has only lived with the Atkinson family since last Thursday, but he's already made a run for it. Owner Melissa Atkinson said he hadn't quite adapted to all of his new siblings yet. "Okay, I have six poodles, a guard dog, two cats, a ferret, oh, and a snake," Atkinson explained. Her 7-foot red-tail Columbian Boa knows...
  • PHOTO : Pink Iguana Species Discovered

    01/06/2009 2:53:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,677+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | January 5, 2009
    A new species of Galápagos iguana has scientists tickled pink. The pink iguana, named after its salmon-colored skin, lives only on the Wolf volcano on the island of Isabela. Charles Darwin did not visit the volcano on his travels to the Ecuadorian island chains in the 1830s, so the creature remained undiscovered until 1986, when it was spotted by park rangers. Only now has it been recognized as its own species.
  • Erect iguana faces penis trauma

    01/26/2007 9:26:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 113 replies · 2,322+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 23, 2007
    An iguana called Mozart, who has had a permanent erection since he mated a week ago, may have to have his penis cut off if his condition does not subside. But, even if amputation is necessary, the future is not entirely bleak – the lizards have two penises. Keepers at Aquatopia Zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, will make their decision tomorrow.
  • NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats

    12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 176 replies · 3,843+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1 December 2006 one hour 26 minutes ago | ADAM GOLDMAN, AP Business Writer
    When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market. At a West African grocery in Manhattan, the store was selling smoked rodent meat from a refrigerated display case. An inspector quickly seized a couple pounds of it. All of it was headed for the dinner table. All of it was also illegal. Authorities say the discoveries are...
  • Island residents hit with tax to investigate iguana attack (Florida)

    04/15/2006 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 8 replies · 308+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 15, 2006 | A.P.
    BOCA GRANDE, Fla. -- Death and taxes may be life's only certainties, but for folks in this upscale island town, add iguanas. And another tax. During the last three decades, the resort community on Florida's Gulf Coast has been overrun by the spiny-tailed, nonnative lizards that demolish gardens, nest in attics and weaken beach dunes with burrows. Last month, Lee County commissioners agreed to create a special tax for Boca Grande to cover costs of studying the infestation on the barrier island of Gasparilla, where scientists estimate there are up to 12,000 iguanas on the loose, more than 10 for...
  • Teacher Reprimanded for Word Choice ("Niggardly")

    09/04/2002 9:10:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 193 replies · 2,807+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | 9/4/02 | Sherry Jones
    A fourth-grade teacher at Williams Elementary School has received a formal reprimand for teaching her students the word "niggardly," the teacher's son said Tuesday. Last week, teacher Stephanie Bell said she used the word "niggardly," which means stingy or miserly, during a discussion about literary characters. But parent Akwana Walker, who is black, protested the use of the word, saying it offended her because it sounds similar to a racial slur. Ms. Bell said the N.C. Association of Educators has told her not to talk to anyone about the situation. "I really wish I could," she said. But Tarl Bell,...