06 Feb '12, 5am

Puerto Rico Wants to Feed You Its 4 Million Iguanas

Puerto Rico Wants to Feed You Its 4 Million Iguanas

Puerto Rico hopes you're hungry -- and that you've got a hankering for reptile meat. In a bid to rid the island of some 4 million non-native iguanas, officials from the U.S. Caribbean territory have announced plans to hunt down as many as they can and export them as a food product. Over the last few decades, the island's iguanas have seen their populations soar after being released into the wild as unwanted pets. Since then, they've caused no shortage of headaches among locals for their tendency to burrow under buildings and clutter roadways, unchecked by any natural predator. But now, thanks to a plan laid out by Puerto Rico's Department of Natural Resources secretary Daniel Galan Kercado, enough is enough. "This is a very big problem. We have to attack it. It has impacted structures, the economy, crops and the ecosystem." From the Huffington Post : Puerto Rico's Departme...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/puerto-rico-wa...

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