Yes, We Have No Iguanas.

After almost two months away, I’m back home here in Florida and the first thing I noticed when I looked out at my backyard, was a distinct lack of iguanas. Some of you may remember my post about the proposed shooting of iguanas in our neighbourhood. It would seem that during my absence, the iguanas have been almost exterminated. Walking over the road to my neighbour’s house on Thursday, I saw a vehicle labelled ‘Iguana Control’, parked next to the kerb and as I walked up the path to her front door, I heard a couple of shots which alarmed me as they were so close. Apparently hundreds of iguanas have been killed in the past few weeks. I’ve only seen one sad and lonely-looking little fella since we got back, but no sign of him again over the weekend.

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So it looks like there will be no more photos of these fascinating creatures on my blog.

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I used to really look forward to seeing their hopeful little faces turned towards the sun.

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Their gorgeous colour change as mating season progressed was always a joy to behold.

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I did see Basil the basilisk lizard on his usual palm tree trunk, so good to know that he’s safe, although he didn’t look too happy. He must be wondering where all his friends have disappeared to.

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The Great Egret was looking very unimpressed with all the goings on around here, as am I.

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I wish you all a very good week. RIP poor Iggys.

 

 

 

 

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112 comments on “Yes, We Have No Iguanas.

    • Iguanas aren’t native to Florida and have spread like wildfire. Personally, they don’t bother me. I rather enjoyed seeing these creatures in my backyard. Some of them can grow to five or six feet. I guess our neighbours don’t feel the same way about them. 😀

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