Green iguanas have frequented the south end of Palm Beach for many years, especially in the vicinity of the Par 3 Golf Course. Cold spells in winters past have helped to control their population but the recent warmer than usual winters have fostered population growth. Smaller numbers of iguanas have been seen in the mid-town area on residential and golf course properties. They have also been seen in the far north end of Palm Beach. Without intervention, their population growth and migration north are expected to continue. Staff recommended to Town Council on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to allow the removal of iguanas from public properties and encourage private property owners to hire trappers to do the same, which was approved.
Memorandum to Mayor and Town Council regarding Iguanas