19-JAN-2021 Tuesday – John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo FL (0 nautical miles 0 statute miles)
Elevation: Sea Level
States (1): Florida
Along the Way
Checking out town. Heading south (west) looking for dive shops. We’d like to go diving once or twice as long as we are here.
The final resting spot for the African Queen which starred Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
Noticeably absent here on Key Largo were chickens. That is until we stopped at the grocery store. Chicken could be found both inside and outside the grocery store.
With too many groceries to carry on the bikes we stopped at a bike store/pawn shop to by a bike basket. The most interesting thing is the store was the McDonald’s ring and watch. They were not for sale.
Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida. Whether it’s to help with population control, or if people just find them down right tasty, reports have been popping up across the state about people eating them. Iguanas are referred to as the “chicken of the trees,” by iguana eaters, because they are said to taste like chicken. The meat from iguanas has high levels of protein. In fact, iguana is a pretty lean meat and contains more protein than chicken.
It’s legal to kill iguanas in Florida, but state law requires that the killings be done in a humane manner. Experts recommend shooting iguanas with pellet guns, stabbing them in the brain, or decapitating them without having them suffer.
As for cooking them… You can fry them, roast them, boil them, skewer them, or even deep fry them.