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Blasting the Iguana News Blackout

Iguanas are one of the best things that ever happened to South Florida. Yet the “Iguana Menace” continues to be a staple of Florida news.

Cartoonist Al Capp presaged the iguana problem with his Shmoo in the 1950s.

They’re cuddly, they’re affectionate, and you can eat them and make pocketbooks out of them. Al Capp foreshadowed them decades ago with “The Shmoos.”

Are we talking about bunny rabbits?

No! Iguanas have been receiving astoundingly bad press in recent years. Just take a look at this thing from the rancid London tabloid. Daily Mail:

And we’re supposed to believe this? Truly? Lizards?