The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) wants you to get rid of non-native iguanas.
Here’s what the FWC posted:
“Iguanas are not native to Florida, and are not a protected species. They can be removed from private property year-round and with landowner permission – no permit required. The FWC encourages people to remove nonnative species such as iguanas from private lands whenever possible using legal and humane methods.
Additionally, a new Executive Order passed this year allows for the removal of iguanas from 22 public lands in south Florida. Iguanas can be removed and humanely killed on these properties year-round and without a permit. “
Clearly, the iguana population has exploded in Miami Springs over the last 20 years. In the 90s, they were a rare treat to see. Now, you can’t go down a block along the canal without spotting one.
What do you think? Should they stay or should they go?