If you have the urge to go out and kill some invasive species, Florida, as always, should be your destination.
The state, which is home to the annual python bounty hunt, is sending researchers to seek out iguanas and kill them by bashing their heads in. According to reports, iguanas have taken over much of South Florida, including many local governments. In an effort to fight back, state tax dollars are paying some scientists to go on an iguana murder spree.
Still think public funding for science is a waste?
Iguanas are invading Florida, like so many other species. But if there’s one bright side to the frigid temperatures hitting most of the country, it’s that these ugly creatures can’t handle the cold and they’re falling from trees.
Unfortunately, they aren’t dead, they’re just in a hibernation state where nearly all of their bodies’ functions shut down. However, we can hope they hit their heads on the way down, and Florida warriors can now rid the Sunshine State of this scourge once and for all.
It’s like the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade–unless freezing temperatures ruin your crop, then you’re screwed.