An iguana caught in a cage trap.

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Mayday! Mayday! There Is An Iguana On The Roof - I am usually unable to attend to customers who want me to remove an iguana from their place. It is not because I have something against iguanas but somehow my schedule always clashes with the call and iguanas are the type of reptiles that have to be caught immediately or they disappear. Luckily, though, when I got the call to remove this iguana from someone’s place, I was close to the area and could manage to reach within minutes, which I did. By the time I got there, the iguana had already reached the roof of the house.

I took out my ladder and cautiously reached the iguana with a snare pole, but before actually catching it, I wanted to take a picture. It probably got startled by the camera flash and started to run off, compelling me to make a quick move and nab it into the snare. Although it did struggle, I managed to lower it down the roof and dropped it off into the cage. Since iguanas like these are not seen every day, I could only guess how this one got here and the most fitting explanation I could come up with was that it was someone’s pet and was let out of the cage for some reason.

It is always a bad idea to let exotic animals like this iguana to be let out loose. For one, it is dangerous for their own survival and secondly, if they become accustomed to their surroundings, they can cause significant damage to the ecological balance of a place. A better idea is either to call the wildlife conservation services or drop them off at a pet store, since the animal rights laws in Florida prohibit relocating exotic animals to the natural habitat.

People who spot an iguana in their properties should not be alarmed at their sights as they are usually harmless. Just call an animal removal expert to take care of the situation.