If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em: Florida's Invasive Iguanas

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable food, goes to Boca Grande, Florida, to meet the island's "Lizard Patrol." 

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The Perennial Platea series about sustainable food, goes to Boca Grande, Florida, to meet the island's "Lizard Patrol." After iguanas were introduced 30 years ago, they flourished; now over 10,000 of them are threatening native plant and animal species. George Cera's job is to hunt down the invaders, firing deadly shots from behind the wheel of a golf cart. The Perennial Plate is produced by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, and while Fine, who is a vegetarian, is less than thrilled to watch an iguana get shot in the opening sequence, Klein heads to the kitchen to help Cera prepare some lizard snacks. After taking a bite, he announces, "Oh yeah, I would eat that any day."

More episodes from the series can be found on the Atlantic Video channel here.

For more information about The Perennial Plate, visit http://www.theperennialplate.com/

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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