Man looks to Florida's massive iguana population for exotic meat company, and business is booming
A business that processes iguanas for meat is taking off.
Anshu Pathak has been buying over 10,000 pounds of iguana meat from Florida trappers every month to be offered for iguana tacos and burritos and boneless iguana meat, The Palm Beach Post reported.
The iguanas he uses are processed in California, but he's moving to South Florida and expects to double that processing figure, according to the news outlet.
WFTS-TV previously noted hunting and eating green iguanas is a cultural practice in many countries in South and Central America.
Iguanas, which aren't native to the Orange State, have caused concerns there, and the state allows them to be killed without a license or permit.
The invasive species can cause damage to infrastructure by digging, eroding foundations and other objects, and are often considered a nuisance by property owners, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has noted.
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