Iguanas In Puerto Rico

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Iguanas generally live in Central and South America but were introduced to Puerto Rico in the 1970s through the pet trade. Several of the pets were released to the wild, and as a result, it has since become a pest control issue. This is due to the fact that the iguana has no natural predator on the island. To help control the iguana population, people created a unique solution, selling iguana meat as a delicacy. An iguana is more afraid of you than you are of it, and will quickly run away whenever possible, but if captured, they may attack with their powerful whip-like tail or bite with their razor-sharp teeth. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly if you handle an iguana to get rid of the possibility of salmonella.