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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 08:38 PM

Encore of my new friend the Iguana - and a fun picture of my grandson in the pool








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Reply Encore of my new friend the Iguana - and a fun picture of my grandson in the pool (Original post)
Mira Aug 2013 OP
Solly Mack Aug 2013 #1
Celebration Aug 2013 #2
alfredo Aug 2013 #3
CC Aug 2013 #4
Mira Aug 2013 #5
CC Aug 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2013 #7

Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:37 AM

1. I love, love, love the lizard!

The last one causes me to think of "Jaws".

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 02:39 PM

2. Colorful and awesome!

The iguana is beautiful and such a fun photo of your grandson............

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2013, 10:27 PM

3. The colors are so good.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 01:25 AM

4. So how does the local population

feel about the reptiles? Hope they are not hurting food sources for the natural reptile species. Good to see you & your mom made it to the Keys and that the grandson made it too. Hope everyone is having a great time.




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Response to CC (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:33 AM

5. They are not native to the Florida Keys, have been brought in

on boats from South America and lost or abandoned pets, and have become a problem. They are herbivores and are a threat to plant life. They don't have any real life threatening enemies, so they can proliferate and grow to 5-6 feet in length, which makes it tricky for people to keep them as pets when they grow that large.
It seems that the state of Florida is on a warpath against them, but I don't know exactly how they go about it.
And I don't think I want to know.

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Response to Mira (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 01:00 PM

6. I knew they weren't

native and I've seen a 4 footer that was a pet. I wasn't sure about being an herbivore but I can see where they would do damage. They can be pretty though and at least aren't eating peoples pets like the pythons are. I remember a news story on Miami a few years ago when they got a cold snap and the iguanas were falling from trees. Here is a news report. Hope you are having as much fun as your photos show.


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Response to Mira (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:43 PM

7. Nice pic of your grandson

Spitting image of your Mom....

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