posted on Jun, 18 2007 @ 12:48 PM
Yes the littler iguanas we have in the caribean are not the large reptiles that are taking over now.
The ones now are from the philipines and they can grow very large about 6 or seven feet.
They were intruduced by pet shops that sells them as babies but when they get too large people started to let them lose, the weather is ideal for them
In the begining the envoromentalist were not worry about them because they didn't pose a danger to the local species as the regular iguanas that
can only grow 6 inches, and other reptiles natural to the Island.
They are vegetarian and they share the enviroment with not problem.
But what they didn't count was the ability for them to trive in the caribean weather.
Now we have in PR laws that allow the people to kill them or eat them
They are actually tasty and with a chicken meat texture the only problem is that they are so pretty with different colors in their skin that people
just do not want to harm them.
[edit on 18-6-2007 by marg6043]