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stt007
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in a face off between a cat and a decent size iguana...who wins? and on the same subject, how well do cats survive in the islands?

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Topic starter Posted : August 17, 2008 1:44 pm
trw
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the iguana because he slaps with his tail,cats do just fine here as long as they still have their claws so they can climb trees to get away from the dogs that are trying to eat them.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 1:46 pm
rokipatel
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Yes iguanas actually don't bite the use their tails as lashes in my case i had one in my backyard and i guess when i was walking around a brush the i had i step on her or something and she lash her tail to my leg it was not a big deal for me but i had a little cut near my ankle but it hurts for a little. I have a shitzu a Golden retriever and i just got a Rottweiler well 2 weeks a go my dog ripped apart an iguana in the terrace since then i have not seen any. In regards to little dogs just make sure they don't wonder around my themselves because they could be hurt either by the iguana or mongoose thar roam the hills in STT. Mongoose are very big rats with lots of Rabbies!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted : August 17, 2008 3:06 pm
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There are no rabies in the Virgin Islands.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 3:16 pm
trw
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um correct me if i'm wrong but i don't think rabies is an issue down here as we don't have to have rabies vacinations for our dogs on STX at least

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Posted : August 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Ms Information
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Yes iguanas actually don't bite the use their tails as lashes in my case i had one in my backyard and i guess when i was walking around a brush the i had i step on her or something and she lash her tail to my leg it was not a big deal for me but i had a little cut near my ankle but it hurts for a little. I have a shitzu a Golden retriever and i just got a Rottweiler well 2 weeks a go my dog ripped apart an iguana in the terrace since then i have not seen any. In regards to little dogs just make sure they don't wonder around my themselves because they could be hurt either by the iguana or mongoose thar roam the hills in STT. Mongoose are very big rats with lots of Rabbies!!!!!!!!!!

Your comment that Mongoose are big rats with rabies is NOT accurate. The Mongoose found in the USVI is a closer relative to a cat than a rat. I may be wrong, but I have never heard a reported case of a mongoose with rabies. In fact rabies is not considered a serious problem in the USVI, with only a few isolated cases being reported each year.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 5:45 pm
rokipatel
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Well i am sorry i was told that i am not really a biologist i simply now they could bite?????????

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Posted : August 17, 2008 11:15 pm
stephaniev
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Im glad to know that iguana don't bite.I was trying to "pet" one that lives here at my condo complex-he didn't like that. Although,the manager and housekeeper can pet him sometimes when he allows them to,he "stands up" when he wants to have attention. I thought about trying to catch a baby and keep it as a pet.

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Posted : August 17, 2008 11:42 pm
Trade
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I think the iguanas are protected now. Not sure it's legal to keep as pets. They used to eat them.

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Posted : August 18, 2008 10:31 am
East Ender
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They should still eat 'em. (td)

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Posted : August 18, 2008 6:18 pm
trw
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chicken of the tree, and when you pet them be sure to wash your hands afterwards,they are great carriers of salmonella

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Posted : August 18, 2008 7:11 pm
A Davis
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And if you have tiny animals like pups and kittens, watch out for chicken hawks, I know of someone who's new pet missed a 'swoop' or 2...

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Posted : August 18, 2008 10:45 pm
Juanita
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Iguanas do bite! I have seen it happen.

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Posted : August 19, 2008 12:15 am
Lizard
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Juanita,
I have seen them bite the toes of women that had their toe nails polished red on more than one occasion, I just didn't want to slam rocky after the rabies thing. LOL

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Posted : August 19, 2008 12:23 am
trw
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and on STT at bolongo's they eat french fries,nothing sadder to see than an iguana begging for human food

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Posted : August 19, 2008 12:28 am
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They eat pickles too. I've fed them at Fungi's. One even stepped on the grill. They're not real bright.

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Posted : August 19, 2008 10:16 am
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