The green iguana, also known as the common iguana, is among the largest lizards in the Americas. Although native to the rainforests of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and South America, the green iguana has become one of the most popular reptile pets in the US. However, since they are difficult to care for properly, many owners have turned them loose into the wild. As a result, they have become an invasive species in Florida.
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