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Old 11-18-2017, 02:44 PM
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A iguana just got inside my boat and run into a hole inside the helm area. I can see the tail. The iguana is about 1.5 foot.

I need ideas to remove it from the boat. It is worried and cornered.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:53 PM
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Yet another reason I don't live in S Florida!

What do they eat? Put some in the cockpit or on the dock and see it comes out to eat.

Failing that, sell the boat!
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Speaking from experience- any attempt to physically remove the intruder will only cause him to ensconce himself further and even less accessible. Let him come out on his own.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:57 PM
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Ummmm net ???? Gloves ?
I just grab them behind the head
Leave a 2x4 or such propped up on gunnell so it can climb out on its own
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Originally Posted by Aquasportfisher View Post
Speaking from experience- any attempt to physically remove the intruder will only cause him to ensconce himself further and even less accessible. Let him come out on his own.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 74lbSteve View Post
Yet another reason I don't live in S Florida!

What do they eat? Put some in the cockpit or on the dock and see it comes out to eat.

Failing that, sell the boat!
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. 😉
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Originally Posted by Aquasportfisher View Post
Speaking from experience- any attempt to physically remove the intruder will only cause him to ensconce himself further and even less accessible. Let him come out on his own.
I like this, thank you. I placed some flowers around and I am waiting to see what happens. I am glad they do not eat plastic.

The location isn’t accessible for someone to grab it and I do not want her to enter further.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by wetneck View Post
Ummmm net ???? Gloves ?
I just grab them behind the head
Leave a 2x4 or such propped up on gunnell so it can climb out on its own
The location is not wide enough for crabing it by hand. I could grab the tail but she would release the tail. My best bet at the moment is to entice it to leave by itself. My concern is what to do next in case it decides to stay or damage something.
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They love bananas. Don’t know if it rates higher than flowers, but maybe will be better
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Originally Posted by Texas 17 View Post
They love bananas. Don’t know if it rates higher than flowers, but maybe will be better
I will add a piece of banana.
Thank you!


(So far they love the dock... I hope they do not learn to like the boat...)
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id feed it and make it a pet.
having said that if there is no food wouldnt it just leave ? and if you start feeding it bananas it might stay
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Put a trap in the boat with some food and when you catch it get rid of it. Like shark bait. They are like pythons they don't belong here.
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Originally Posted by rpontual View Post
I will add a piece of banana.
Thank you!


(So far they love the dock... I hope they do not learn to like the boat...)


Noooooo, you will have hard time catching fish then. He will work his way out over night. Then clean boat well as iguana poop stains.

I have seen them climb right up seawalls, it likely can get out on his own. But the 2x4 isnot a bad idea.
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Need pictures. This is interesting. Had raccoons, snakes, squirrels. Never an iguana
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Originally Posted by 74lbSteve View Post
Yet another reason I don't live in S Florida!

What do they eat? Put some in the cockpit or on the dock and see it comes out to eat.

Failing that, sell the boat!
BELIEVE ME... northerners are much more of a nuisance down here. drive like crap, turn bright red in the sun, loud and talk funny....

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Originally Posted by duke460 View Post
Need pictures. This is interesting. Had raccoons, snakes, squirrels. Never an iguana
Here is a pic, it also shows away to keep em away from your boat
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Pour a little bit of gasoline in said hole. My guess is he will leave.
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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.
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Play Celine dion music , it will run or take its own life
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They eat Hybiscus flowers, it will come out on it's own
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