I have been bombarded by readers and friends about the decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to go ahead and tell home and property owners to kill iguanas that are becoming a nuisance.

First thing out of the gate: No, I have no idea what caliber for iguana, nor I would recommend you use firearms if you live in an urban zone.

And that leads us to a couple of things I want to mention: people re just reading “you can kill iguanas!” and stop after that. Yes you can, but you have to do it according to the law and that is to do it humanely and in your property. So if you live in a condo and see an iguana in the common area, calling a couple of friends over and dispose of the mini dinosaur with baseball bats while doing a Facebook Live may not fly with FWC and you earned yourself a Misdemeanor of the First Degree (a year in jail) and $5,000 fine.  So use common sense and leave the critters alone if the parameters are not met. Once again a reminder that FWC officer have no sense of humor.

And as for the second question: No, I am not killing my backyard critters. I like the suckers.

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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 “Florida: About killing Iguanas”
  1. If watching Jurassic Park taught me anything about dinosaurs, start with a 375 H&H and go up from there.

  2. 1) I like the idea of having dinosaurs in my backyard.
    2) “Backyard Dinosaurs” sounds like an EPIC band name 😀

  3. I heard they’re called “Chicken of the Trees” (in Trinidad?). My question isn’t what caliber to use, it’s “how do you clean it and cook it?”

  4. Your answer to Question Number Two can’t be right. Everybody knows all gun owners and Bill of Rights activists are blood-thirsty kill-crazy psychopaths who will shoot anything they see, just to see the look on its face. I know this, because I read the New York Times and watch the Democrat debates.
    I’m with you, though. When I lived in Florida I kinda liked the Jurassic Park aspect of it.

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