Episode 97: Lizard Patrol

Over the course of thirty years, the Island of Boca Grande in Florida went from having zero Iguanas to over 10 thousand. This invasive species was making it impossible for native plants and animals to survive. The island finally decided to do something about it, they called George Cera. We went on trip around the highland with this hired gun… and of course we ate some lizard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TravisRichardHochsprung Travis Richard Hochsprung

     Awesome! One of my favorite recent episodes. Did he elaborate any more about how development has wrecked the island?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510111149 Karl Hochsprung

      I was just going to say the same thing…

  • Matildalee

    They are having the same problem in Puerto Rico.  I went 12 years ago and the stray iguanas were “cute.”  I went 6 years ago and they were a “nuisance.”  I went in February and they are EVERYWHERE. 

  • Brother Peter

    lizard is delicious

  • http://twitter.com/kevinkossowan Kevin Kossowan

    Man you found some cool stuff going on around that big country of yours.

  • Fredcayou

    Unfortunately, the Bible strictly forbids the consumption of lizards of any kind (all reptiles are forbidden but it specifies geckos) so most Christians, Jews, and Muslims would not be allowed to help with the management/eating of this invasive species if they want to get into Paradise or Heaven (where I assume, there are no lizards).

    • danielpklein

      Actually the Catholic church calls it a “fish” – you can eat it on Fridays

    • Owen

      God is just pretend.

  • Leafy1

    Shame that brown rats here in the UK aren’t edible..as I have dispatched a few thousand of them over the years.

  • cruzian mama

    HELP! We live in St. Croix,USVI and are infested with Iguanas . Did you know that their feces has salmonella? They poop all around our pool area . I want someone to come here and open up a restaurant “The Iguana Hut”!