With the recent “open season” on iguanas in south Florida, somehow we knew it was only a matter of time before somebody (besides the iguanas) got hurt.
According to the Boca Raton Police, a resident hired a “professional iguana hunter” to take care of what he considered to be nuisance animals at his property.
However, something went wrong because while looking for the animals, (which can grow up to five feet), the hunter somehow mistook a pool maintenance worker for an iguana and shot him with a pellet gun.
According to the Independent, E-Lyn Bryan the homeowner said, “I came out to see what they were doing and I heard him scream at the top of his lungs and he had blood coming out of his leg and he was shot by the hunter.”
Bryan went on to say, “We have iguanas everywhere. If neighbors are going to be like the Wild West and shoot at everything, someone is going to get killed.
And while the Boca Raton Police and paramedics responded, there were no charges filed against the iguana hunter or the homeowner.
It seems to me there has to be a better solution than just opening fire against these animals in populated city neighborhoods.
File this under another “Only In Florida” story!