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Old 03-14-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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Default Iguanas

I have read some articles about invasive species in Southwest Florida, but I don't see any that are older than 2011 or so. My husband and I are planning a move to the area, and I was wondering if Iguanas are still around. I personally like reptiles of all kinds, but I know that they are considered unwelcome pests by most.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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I've only seen one green iguana about two years ago when I was looking for a house to buy. He was sitting on the seawall when I went in the back yard of the home and I didn't see him until I was almost on top of him--quite a scare. I don't think they bother anyone.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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I have read some articles about invasive species in Southwest Florida, but I don't see any that are older than 2011 or so. My husband and I are planning a move to the area, and I was wondering if Iguanas are still around. I personally like reptiles of all kinds, but I know that they are considered unwelcome pests by most.

Iguanas are the least of your 'pest' issues here...so are snakes, gators, skeeters, roaches...the pest you need to be worried about are of the two legged variety.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. There is so much different information out there that it's difficult trying to figure out what is and isn't really an "issue" with the area! I'll take whatever pests come my way as long as I don't have to freeze to death during the winter!
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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The Nile Monitor was an Invasive Species in the Cape Coral area. Haven't heard too much about them lately. They're not harmful to people, they are quick and usually flee when people are near.
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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We've seen two iguanas on the sea wall since moving here, and of course the little lizards that my cats like to play with. I think I also saw a small black snake (baby) in the rocks by the pool but it took off pretty quick. Not sure what kind it was.
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