Iguanas Come Back Strong

Green iguanas have recovered from South Florida’s frigid winter of 2010 to return to their habits of consuming costly landscaping. Iguanas are vegan natives of Central America and the Amazon basin that first appeared in Broward County in 2001. Green iguanas cannot survive temperatures in the 30s and the only survivors from 2010 were those that found warmth in tree cavities and storm basins. But the survivors have reproduced and iguana complaints to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have risen from zero in 2011 to 111 this year. Green iguanas lack a natural predator in south Florida.

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