Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | Categories: Features
Puerto Rico is lousy with iguanas.
By the government's estimate, there are more than four million of them on the island. That's more iguanas than people. And Puerto Ricans -- the humans -- are not fond of the local lizards.
So now the territory has come up with a scheme to slaughter and export the iguanas to places that consider their meat a delicacy.
Rafael Joglar has been studying the iguanas for decades. He teaches biology at the University of Puerto Rico. He spoke to us from San Juan.