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Old 11-19-2017, 08:23 AM
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I saw one eat a cat once .
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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I've heard iguanas eat copper wire and sometimes fiberglass. I know they eat copper! They ate the water pipes on the side of my house. Had to replace it all with lead pipe!
Lead pipe for your water supply. THT banned in your logo. Coincidence???
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
Just to clarify the hole is horizontal, no need for a 2x4. The Iguana will be able to leave.

Currently, because I can see the tail, I know it is there. My bigger concern is that it can enter further or elsewhere and I will not be able to figure out if it left or moved.
I would hope it's not stuck in there and unable to leave.
Making your boat a food source may not be the best idea.
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
I've heard iguanas eat copper wire and sometimes fiberglass. I know they eat copper! They ate the water pipes on the side of my house. Had to replace it all with lead pipe! Hope OP didn't get rabbis from an iguana bite.
Lead pipe drinking water. Nuff said Big Sexy.
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They do not like to be startled in the dark they bite bad
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Their not venomous per say but their mouths carry a bacteria like the Komodo Dragon that can cause serious infection . After showing symptoms of the infection Iguana's will often follow their victim around awaiting their death .
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Their not venomous per say but their mouths carry a bacteria like the Komodo Dragon that can cause serious infection . After showing symptoms of the infection Iguana's will often follow their victim around awaiting their death .
Iguana's are vegetarian.


I understand if you put a Python on the boat, the Iguana will leave.
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I used to have a 3 footer that would sun bathe and crap on my boat, big turds. I would chase him off into the water and he would be back the next day. I considered shooting him with a pellet gun but iguanas are tropical cool, he finally left and I never saw that one again, lots of others roaming the dock.
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
I've heard iguanas eat copper wire and sometimes fiberglass. I know they eat copper! They ate the water pipes on the side of my house. Had to replace it all with lead pipe! Hope OP didn't get rabbis from an iguana bite.
Yes there is a epidemic of Rabbis down here in S. FL
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
I've heard iguanas eat copper wire and sometimes fiberglass. I know they eat copper! They ate the water pipes on the side of my house. Had to replace it all with lead pipe! Hope OP didn't get rabbis from an iguana bite.
First mate made me clean and esterilize the boat. I was willing to share my dock with the Iganas, but not the boat. Now the dock is going to be reserved for birds.
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
Iguanas are even pretty and never bothered me. We share the dock, but not the boat. This one must have entered by accident. I see they eating flowers, I just spread some flowers on the cockpit and swim platform.

As for leaving in Florida, where we can boat all year, visit the keys and Bahamas you are correct. It is better to stay a way from warm water and sandbars. 😉
Might result in more of em hopping on
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
First mate made me clean and esterilize the boat. I was willing to share my dock with the Iganas, but not the boat. Now the dock is going to be reserved for birds.
Curious what esterilizer you used? Not all esterilizers can esterilize iguana disease. Please be careful!
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Especial esterilizer, don't worry.
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Esterilizer only makes iguana's very aggressive , proceed with CAUTION !!

( On a side note this is a good lighthearted Sunday thread rpontual )
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Lighthearted for all but the poor Komono Iguana that wants to lay its eggs in the OP's bilge!

I thought they were protected and you had to let them nest wherever they wanted?
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You are funny

You are so nice that in respect to winterized boats I will not tell anyone that the weather here was perfect today and so was the sea from Miami to Key Largo.
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I think if you play Tom Jones albums they get all romantic, so place a lady iguana decoy on the dock, play the songs and he will come out and dance with her, then you untie the boat and drift off slowly, come back to the slip a few hours later, don't want to c*** block the poor fella
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
You are funny

You are so nice that in respect to winterized boats I will not tell anyone that the weather here was perfect today and so was the sea from Miami to Key Largo.
It was pretty nice here in Lauderdale today too!
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Originally Posted by TheBigWhit View Post
It was pretty nice here in Lauderdale today too!
Nice in Deerfield today also.
Grabbed a 5'er and brought it home to show my girls. Getting it out of the truck it bit the end of my work boot. The teeth marks stayed in the boot until I threw threw them away. They do have some strong jaws.
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Originally Posted by CONCHY CRACKER View Post
Nice in Deerfield today also.
Grabbed a 5'er and brought it home to show my girls. Getting it out of the truck it bit the end of my work boot. The teeth marks stayed in the boot until I threw threw them away. They do have some strong jaws.
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