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Eating Iguanas In Southwest Florida With Jackson Landers

An exciting, fun-filled and eco-healthful journey through some strange (and not-so-strange) eating! Andrew Zimmern, hold onto your wig.

Jackson Landers grew up in a vegetarian household. Now he hunts and butchers much of his own meat. In the past five years, he’s focused on hunting and eating invasive species.

In his book, Eating Aliens: One Man’s Adventures Eating and Hunting Invasive Species, the 35-year-old Landers chronicles his travels around the country as he learns to hunt, butcher and eat various invasive species.

In Florida, he encounters (and eats) black spiny-tailed iguanas, wild tilapia and plecostomus, a sucker fish commonly seen in freshwater aquariums.

Whole thing here. From WLRN, December 28, 2017, but originally written in 2013.