BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The State of Florida is making it clear. If you’ve had enough of iguanas on your property, you can stand your ground and kill them. No questions asked. You will not be charged with a crime. In fact, the State is ENCOURAGING YOU to KILL iguanas.
Here’s the official language from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
“Green iguanas are not native to Florida and are considered to be an invasive species due to the damage they can cause to seawalls, sidewalks, and landscape plants. This species is not protected in Florida expect by anti-cruelty law. Homeowners do not need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, and the FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible. Iguanas can also be killed year-round and without a permit on 22 public lands in south Florida.”
Want to read more? Here’s the Fish and Wildlife webpage.
There’s no preferred method for iguana death… though we do remind you that while killing an iguana is legal, discharging a firearm is likely not.
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