Invasive iguanas becoming ‘nuisance’ for Marco Island residents


Bright green invasive iguanas are unwelcome guests for Marco Island residents.

“They’re just a nuisance and they’re ugly and they scare the heck out of you,” said Marco Island resident Bonnie Urbano.

Resident Tim Allred said the creatures are ruining his property.

“They’re leaving a lot of their waste on the docks they’re chewing off the bottom parts of our trees our shrubs,” Allred said.

The city budgeted $16,000 this year for iguana removal.

WINK News reporter Hannah Vogel spoke with concerned neighbors about the critters. Watch the full segment above.

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