FWC encourages killing of overpopulated invasive species

Author: CBS Local
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If iguanas are becoming a nuisance on your property, you can now humanely kill them year-round without any permit required.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), homeowners can kill iguanas on their property without a permit.

The FWC says the green iguana is not protected in Florida except by anti-cruelty law. Green iguanas are not native to Florida and are considered to be an invasive species due to the damage they can cause to seawalls, sidewalks, and landscape plants.

Homeowners do not need a permit and are encouraged to humanely kill the green iguanas on their own property whenever possible.

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