By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Backyard Critters: How hot is it?”
  1. I lived in South Miami in the early 80s, and I don’t remember iguanas there. Are the recent additions?

    1. “Green iguanas were first reported in Florida in the 1960s in Hialeah, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne along Miami-Dade County’s southeastern coast. Green iguana populations now stretch along the Atlantic Coast in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties and along the Gulf Coast in Collier and Lee Counties. There have also been reports as far north as Alachua, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties. However, individuals observed in more northern counties are likely escaped or released captive animals and are unlikely to establish populations, as iguanas are not cold hardy. In cleared habitats such as canal banks and vacant lots, green iguanas reside in burrows, culverts, drainage pipes and rock or debris piles. South Florida’s extensive man-made canals serve as ideal dispersal corridors to further allow iguanas to colonize new areas.”

      https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/reptiles/green-iguana/

      1. I was mostly around UM. I never saw one or heard of one in the two years I was there. Maybe the iguanas have better taste.

  2. You can say what you want about them, but that dinosaur is no idiot.

    Probably the coolest place he could be. Do you have a resident gator that might grab him for lunch?

      1. Alligator snapping turtles are cool, but I keep my fingers far away from their mouths. Scary bite!

  3. There are so many iguanas that there are several “iguana removal” companies with their own YT channels including these two: Iguana Man and Iguana Solutions (former grade school teacher). And that’s just the big lizards.

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