Your pictures looked great. The water in the Dania cut off are pretty nice as far as I am concerned. In my area most water is tidal and most of the crap flows out the new river fpr me any how. Those you talked about are pushing world record size and I think if I can keep them alive in a 5 gallon bucket till they get that size I’ll have some damn good eating. Previous experience with live when cooked local Blues have been a little muddy and gritty that is why I want to fatten them so there is more meat per shell ratio and keeping up higher in the water colum will keep them from getting muddy. I only worry about them staying alive in the Summer due to heat. I have lost about 3 so far but I do not think I feed them enough or the food went threw the holes I have in the current buckets. I am just doing it for fun as I am helping the ecology buy reducing Iguanas “my bait” and helping restore native animals like the Miami Blue butterfly which are getting extremely rare because the darn lizards are eating their food and egg laying plant. God only knows how many other plant specific animals they are hurting by devouring everything in their path. I am going to eat a iguana next time I get a big one as my new renter neighbor has experience eating them and reallyy likes the tail which when I cut up for bait or crab food sure looks good and white to me. Kind of stringy though like a Golden crab .
Anyone have a method for skinning them and or preparing the eggs?
The hide is super tough and apparently worth money but I am not going to take the time to do that. People around the world seem to mainly scortch and scrape them nbut that sounds nasty and like it would stink to me. I am hoping I can skin them like a frog if we have any frog hunters out there. cut around under the arms of a frog and place his head on a nail sticking out of a board “8D” and grab his skin with tie wire cutter pliers or catfish skinners and pull their pants off. Hoping something similar would work with the lizards.
ANYONE OUT THERE WITH CLEANING FLORIDA IGUANAS PLEASE give me any advice and or tips you have because the meat looks good and the legs may just cook up like wing flats
I post good picts if I get any. Umerax 22 cal r rifle is a damn fine method of harvesting if you can hit the head. I ordered mine without a scope and can normally get them up to 50 ish feet with open sights. ONLY TAKE HEAD SHOTS.