Author Topic: Backyard critters  (Read 18718 times)

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Offline NatsAddict

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #75: October 07, 2008, 12:23:38 PM »
Nice, Natsaddict.  Am I right in assuming iguanas are non-native to Florida?  The state is practically overrun with invasive species people release into the wild rather than euthanize when they are done with keeping them.

You're right, they are "exotics" that were once pets, but got too big.  The same is true with the pythons that have been released into the Everglades and becoming a something of major eco problem.  The iguana population is growing, as is their road kill.  This guy is a little lost, as the canal along which is probably his home is about a quarter mile west of here.  When he left, though, he went wandering even further away.  It will be interesting to see if he's still around in a few days.