South Florida has become infested with Iguanas and these somewhat harmless creatures are actually doing a lot of damage.
Florida’s iguana problem began in the 1960s after the reptiles escaped from captivity during hurricanes and as unwanted pets released into the wild. While people, such as myself, are fascinated with these lounge-y lizards who sit around sunning all day and on occasion jump into the nearby water, the amount of damage they do to their surroundings is unbelievable. Iguanas have been known to bring down an area's electrical power by chewing through the lines, bring down internet and phone services. As well as damage landscapes, levees, seawalls, roofs and patios, and contaminate pools with poop.
Iguanas reach maturity by 18 months and lay an average of 40 eggs per clutch per year, you can say they multiply like rabbits. And because they grow exponentially in numbers and because they can cause so much damage there are businesses in South Florida, just like other pest control business, who's sole goal is to get rid of the iguanas.
These guys wee hanging out by the Deerfield Beach Bridge in Ft. Lauderdale, basically right where that red car is parked.