After years of decline, Green Iguanas make come back in south Florida.
(WPTV) They are spiny, have sharp claws and are making a comeback in South Florida.
The green iguana might also be carrying diseases dangerous to humans and pets.
Biologists with Florida Fish and Wildlife report the green iguana is growing in population after seeing a sharp decline in numbers in 2010 after a freeze swept through Palm Beach County.
"They were all over the place. Toward my yard, you'd see 20-to-25 just laying out there," said Kevin Quinn, who spots green iguanas from his Boynton Beach home.
Quinn was referring to a few years ago, before the cold snap hit South Florida. The weather had such an impact on the invasive species that residents could see the iguanas falling from trees after the creatures froze to death.
"For quite a period of time, there weren't many at all. And lately, there's a few back there," said Quinn.
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