^
Keep New Times Free
4

Wild Iguana Catchers/Eaters Welcome in Florida

"Individuals can capture iguanas," affirms Pat Behnke, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who specializes in species and habitats. "They're free to dispose of them, but we don't recommend any particular way."

Yep, folks, that means you can grill 'em. And eat 'em.

"Just use common sense," Behnke says. "Probably pick them up with gloves, clean up afterwards, be careful grabbing them behind the neck [so you don't get nipped]."

Oh, and make sure the iguana isn't anyone's pet! The lizards carry salmonella bacteria, so cook thoroughly. Supposedly they taste like chicken. (Yeah, right) For more detailed instructions on catching and cooking iguanas, click here, or check out this rather gruesome video shot by a couple of English-speaking tourists in Costa Rica:   

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.