Miami-Dade County in South Florida is grappling with an overwhelming iguana population, prompting officials to propose a $700,000 contract for iguana control services. The surge in iguana numbers has led to concerns about their impact on the environment and public safety.
Steve Johnson, a wildlife ecology professor at the University of Florida, highlighted the various issues associated with the proliferation of iguanas in the region. Beyond their tendency to consume vegetation and leave waste in residential areas, iguanas can pose hazards to residents.
Professor Johnson emphasized the need to address the iguana population humanely, given that they are. . .