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For National Bacon Day, what better introduction to iguana meat than these quick iguana-bacon-jalapeño appetizers? (Note: you can use chicken or rabbit or rattlesnake meat as a substitute for the iguana.) Ingredients 2 lbs jalapeños 1 lb iguana (or other meat) 1 lb bacon 1 lb cheddar cheese 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 tbsp cumin 1 […] Read more

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Just the thing to serve with a plate of brownies! Ingredients : – 1/2 oz vodka – 1/2 oz tequila – 1/4 oz coffee liqueur (tia maria,kahlua) – 1.5 oz sweet and sour mix – 1/2 slice lime  Use a “Shaker” for Iguana drink recipe Shake all ingredients (except lime slice) with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. […] Read more

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The Cayman Islands are on target to shoot down a million of the green lizards this hunting season, reports the Cayman Compass. Licensed cullers turned in another 32,301 green iguana carcasses last week. The ongoing islandwide cull has seen a total of 226,046 iguanas killed in six weeks. The iguana bodies are being thrown into […] Read more

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In equatorial climes, where it is July all year ’round, a bit of Christmas cheer is always welcome. That is why the Galapagos Islands have a bright, multicolored lizard they call the Christmas Iguana. There are no native inhabitants in the Galapagos, but it is a favored Yuletide destination for families with small children. Christmas […] Read more

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“Buy-back is not our policy,” says pet store manager.   A woman in Julian, California has sued an Arizona pet shop, claiming that the pet iguana it sold her was “retarded.” “I could see something was wrong as soon as I got it home,” said 83-year-old Rosetta McGloyne, who has lived in this mountain community […] Read more

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Richard Dawson, popular actor, iguana fancier, science writer, and chat-show guest, says he’s had a change of heart on the “God” question. Having proclaimed his atheism for many decades, with the foot-stomping obstinacy of Augustus-who-would-not-eat-his-soup, Dawson now says he may have been wrong. “I don’t consider myself an atheist anymore, quite,” he says. “Maybe I’m […] Read more

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South Florida gator dealer has long used iguanas as food for his friendly crocodilians. But now he says he’s found even better uses: Brian Wood, owner of All American Gator, an alligator-processing and iguana-trapping company in Hollywood, is avidly searching for a market for his trapped iguanas. Wood said he captures more than a thousand of […] Read more

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There is really nothing unusual about using iguanas as a foodstuff, say folks familiar with the reptile. Many savages and other animals have eaten them for generations.  From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: While many people view South Florida’s invasive iguana population as an annoyance at best and a pandemic at worst, Ishmeal Asson sees something else: lunch. […] Read more

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As winter arrives, we are bound to see a flurry of new iguana recipes and news reports about the popularity of iguana barbecues in Florida! Why, just recently, this turned up in a south Florida journal of doubtful significance: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — While many people view South Florida’s invasive iguana population as an annoyance […] Read more

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This was recently brought to our attention: Iggy Pop is a survivor, a warrior of Rock music that we must be grateful for still being able to witness on his ongoing legendary career. Andy Warhol wrote once about Iggy Pop after meeting him in 1966 as Jim Osterberg at Ann Arbor Film Festival . “I […] Read more

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