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"Puerto Rico Proposes Iguana Eradication Plan"

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The government is proposing an iguana eradication project that would both eliminate the long-time nuisances, and bolster the territory's lackluster economy by exporting the reptiles' meat for as much as $6 a pound. ...

The reptiles have cost the U.S. territory hundreds of thousands of dollars annually by sunbathing on San Juan's airport runways and disrupting traffic; causing power outages by building nests near power plants and wrecking building foundations by burrowing holes underneath them.

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http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird/NATL-Puerto-Rico-Proposes-Iguana-Eradication-to-Boost-Economy-Eliminate-Nuisance-138804669.html

This iguana meat is probably quite tasty resembling that of chicken, and the plan is a better ecological solution than poisoning or electrocuting them in traps.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 09:09:22 PM by Maria »
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Re: Puerto Rico to process iguana meat and eradicate them. $6.00 steaks
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 09:10:32 PM »
BTW, iguanas are not native to PR, but were introduced into the wild when people released their pets into the wild.
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Re: Puerto Rico to process iguana meat and eradicate them. $6.00 steaks
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 09:24:18 PM »
I say bring in some hawks and eagles. Worked like a charm is NYC with the pigeon population.
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Re: Puerto Rico to process iguana meat and eradicate them. $6.00 steaks
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 09:42:17 PM »
Just figure out how thy fit into traditional Chinese 'medicine' and they'll be extinct in 6 months.

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Re: Puerto Rico to process iguana meat and eradicate them. $6.00 steaks
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 10:19:24 PM »
I say bring in some hawks and eagles. Worked like a charm is NYC with the pigeon population.

We now have a lot of hawks here in Los Angeles.

In fact, one suddenly glided and landed very quietly on our flag pole this Saturday.
I waved my arms once (karate like wax on, wax off), and he flew away.
I think he might have been viewing me for dinner. :)

Our hawks are usually the red tailed hawks.

Oh, Glendale City poisoned their pigeons, and Los Angeles has made it a misdemeanor to feed those birds, but some yia-yias still feed them.
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Re: Puerto Rico to process iguana meat and eradicate them. $6.00 steaks
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 10:58:31 PM »
Some people will eat anything.

Other people just like to kill stuff.