- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Floridians who breed iguanas for fun may soon have to look for another hobby.

The Florida Legislature sent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal to possess, import, barter, trade, sell or breed green iguanas and tegu lizards.

People who currently have a license to breed the reptiles would be grandfathered under the bill but could only sell the lizards to customers in other states.

Based on DeSantis’s position on another non-native reptile causing havoc in Florida - he’s basically declared war on Burmese pythons - there’s a good chance the Republican governor will sign the legislation. If he does, it will become law July 1.

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