Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Invasion



I was informed by one of our patients yesterday that there is a serious Iguana problem in Englewood and Boca Grande.

Not sure how familiar you are with Florida...but both of these cities are VERY.CLOSE.TO.WHERE.I.LIVE!

As you know I'm somewhat a fan of the wildlife in my neighborhood. I love to watch the birds, Lola gets such pleasure out of chasing the bunnies on our morning runs, and I've even seen an Otter run through my yard which totally made me smile. I welcome the little lizards on my lanai because they don't bother me and act as pest control to any ants or mosquito's that make there way in.

It's almost like I have my own personal Animal Planet going on in my backyard.


However, If one of these

Shows up, THERE IS GOING TO BE HELL TO PAY!

Here's part of an article from one of the local newspapers:

The green invaders that have munched through gardens throughout South Florida not only are headed our way, they already have landed. They are voracious, quickly can grow to 6 feet long and absolutely love most ornamental flowers and vegetable gardens.

A little unnerving don't you think?

The terms VORACIOUS and 6 FUCKING FEET LONG

DON'T SIT WELL WITH ME!

8 comments:

Dana said...

EEWWWW - I felt the same way about spiders in TX. Good for nature but scared the shit out of me. Hope you don't get any of those big ass ones at your back door.

Shannie said...

Yeah... They'll be up here before too long, I bet. Can you imagine going out your front door and almost stepping on a SIX FOOT LONG freaking lizard???? Hellz no!!!! And I already have a hard enough time keeping the deer out of my flower beds. (Oh, and I left a little morning sunshine for you on my blog!)

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

Personally, I love those lizards! They are very sensitive and I am surprised they are thriving. They remind me of dinosaurs- I guess it's a paleontology/ geology thing. I like all that stuff.

Life, Love & Lola said...

Well maybe one will find it's way into your tent while your camping. :)

Stephanie said...

I love the little lizards myself. But anything bigger than 6 inches is just not a cute little lizard anymore. As for that cute place you went on Sunday, on the water, that looks adorable!!!! I soo love places like that.

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

A few years ago we had one on our screen door. It's nails were tearing the screen, so we tried to get it off by poking it with a broom handle. It bit the broom handle IN HALF! This guy was lethal. So be careful if you see any around.

morewineplease said...

6 feet long? 6 FREAKING FEET LONG??? HELL NO!!
I seriously would move to carry some kind of big ass weapon!~

Jennifer said...

oh no!!! We had one in Orlando recently and it took FOREVER for wildlife to find it! Scary!