Iguana be gonna

Kim Gabel


Iguanas are no longer just household pets, but are becoming landscape pests in south Florida-eating ornamental landscape plants, burrowing holes next to sea walls, defecating on docks, and swimming with condo residents in the community swimming pool, to name a few problems. A survey was conducted of Florida Extension Agents, University of Florida wildlife researchers, and south Florida botanical gardens that focused on information about: 1) counties that have wild iguana populations; 2) what plants iguana species eat; and 3) what measures are successful for controlling iguanas.


iguana; ctenosaura; south florida; exotic wildlife; released pets

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283