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Iguanas in Ensenada

Ensenada, Guanica, Guánica 00647, Puerto Rico
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The invasive green iguana is apparently quite the nuisance in Puerto Rico, costing islanders dearly in road repairs (from their underground burrows) and in removal efforts. They can grow over 4 feet long, with a tail like a whip and exotic bright-green colors. At first glance, they don't seem like trouble at all. But ask any local what they think of these invaders, and you'll have stories upon stories of irritated islanders dealing with these invasive species.

I caught this baby iguana sunning itself on a plant in my yard. We were able to catch it and photograph it while it calmly watched us with interested annoyance.

The meat is a delicacy on other Caribbean islands. In fact, Puerto Rico has resorted to capturing these lizards and shipping them to the Dominican Republic as a food source. Would you try iguana? You must look hard to find it on the menu in PR...