People who try to catch the reptiles advised to watch out for their tails and bites
2By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
More than 5,000 of the creatures were caught in Pingtung County alone from January to September, according to a CNA report.
Pingtung Department of Agriculture Director Cheng Yung-yu (鄭永裕) said that the county government has put in place a program to reward people who catch green iguanas with agricultural produce as a reward. The program has yielded a staggering haul of 5,480 iguanas in the first nine months of this year, which is the most in the country and a significant increase compared to the 4,182 caught in all of 2019.
The size of the green iguana problem in the region is difficult to estimate, according to Cheng.