Raccoon Savagely Attacks Green Iguana In Florida, Saved By Lady Who Couldn’t Let Nature Take Its Course

Raccoon attacks iguana
Nature Is Metal

I think it’s pretty universally known that raccoons are the absolute worst.

The creatures dig through your trash and absolutely obliterate your trash can, and on top of that, they aren’t afraid to attack you if they feel threatened.

However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t respect the creatures at all…

And after watching this video, you better believe I’ll think twice about coming at a raccoon with a broomstick while it’s hanging around my front porch ever again.

This wild footage is straight out of Florida (go figure), where you can see a pretty large green iguana chilling in the middle of the road.

Next thing you know, a raccoon sprints right up on it, not even thinking twice, and grabs it right by the neck.

The iguana tries to use its defense mechanism by fiercely hitting the raccoon with its tail, but it doesn’t do much damage, and the raccoon proceeds to straddle and bite the iguana for several seconds.

Of course, nature is doing what nature does, but some lady winds up running over to “save” the iguana and she scares off the raccoon before too much damage is done,. Nevertheless, this is just further proof of how feisty these creatures are.

On top of that, the raccoon was actually doing the community a favor, as green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida… and there’s a TON of them. In fact, if you ever wanna hunt some “chickens of the tree,” there’s no bag limit in the Sunshine State. Some parts of the state will even pay you to hunt them.

The caption to the video reads:

“Someone needs to sit down and have a chat with the lady that pops in around the 25 second mark about invasive species. Raccoons can be a problem, no doubt, but they are a native problem. They belong here. The same cannot be said for the green iguana she just saved.

The green iguana was introduced to the state of Florida back in the 60s. Like all invasive species, they enter their new ecosystem with an instantaneous leg up on all other life in that area.

You see, every ecosystem has a trophic level, something us humans came up with to explain the massive exchange of resources between species, primarily, their feeding relationships: the trophic level of an organism is determined by what it eats.

In short: if you are ever witness to something like this, don’t interrupt the natives while they are handling their business”

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A beer bottle on a dock