Iguana causes power outage for 20,000...

Iguana causes power outage for 20,000 in Broward County

There are 50 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 8, 2008, titled Iguana causes power outage for 20,000 in Broward County. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

An iguana apparently caused a power outage earlier today, leaving 20,000 customers in the Tamarac and Pompano Beach area without electricity.

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Jixpack

Miami Beach, FL

#1 May 8, 2008
Damn lizard got out again. I guess I won't have to worry about him getting run over or eaten by a dog. I wonder if I could go over to the power station and get him back. I know some non-English speaking neighbors will cook up some yucca and black beans and have him for dinner. That way I can have a warm fuzzy feeling that he went to a higher purpose.
Kelly

Boca Raton, FL

#2 May 8, 2008
Too bad all those nasty creatures couldn't face the same fate - electrocution. They are disgusting and destructive and I hit them with a shovel when I see them in my yard!
RACE

Miami, FL

#3 May 8, 2008
Eating barbequed iguana!

(Mexican radio)
Joe Sixpack

Miami Beach, FL

#4 May 8, 2008
Kelly wrote:
Too bad all those nasty creatures couldn't face the same fate - electrocution. They are disgusting and destructive and I hit them with a shovel when I see them in my yard!


Are you a moron or something?

If you and your other than neighbors ate more of them the lizards would not be such a problem. Some food from the old country would help your attitude. After all you brought them with you on your rafts. You introduced them now solve the problem.
FPL

United States

#5 May 8, 2008
Sorry guys, these lizards are dangerous. However you can all sleep safe because we will be protected by cat 4 storms this year. Lizards we cant garentee.
James

Lake Worth, FL

#6 May 8, 2008
This happened at my office in Davie 2 years ago. It got on or into a transformer and the transformer exploded. The iguana was alive but burned badly. One of the guys at work put it out of it's misery with a machete. We lost power for the day, 10am on, and it was hot as hell so we were all pissed off because there was no AC.

“is that the best you got?”

Since: Dec 06

FTL. native

#7 May 8, 2008
RACE wrote:
Eating barbequed iguana!
(Mexican radio)
i'm on a mexican radio...
Geeezzzz

Chicago, IL

#8 May 8, 2008
Those Lizards get BIG...
Miami Grad

Miami, FL

#9 May 8, 2008
So FPL supposedly can't prevent "critters" from getting into their equipment? And these aren't intelligent life forms?

Good to see that the FPL monopoly is spending our money wisely. Now we don't even need to worry about only hurricanes but only sleeping security guards, "critters" and other level 5 events.

Can't wait to hear their spokespeople and executives at the upcoming meeting where they're talking about increasing our fees.
Miguel

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 May 8, 2008
These are not native animals and eat everything in sight. Plus they are like rabbits. We will all be sorry if we don't get rid of them.
TheKraut

United States

#11 May 8, 2008
RACE wrote:
Eating barbequed iguana!
(Mexican radio)
FUNNY I am still laughing wall of voodoo rocks
Funnyworld

Palm Coast, FL

#12 May 8, 2008
Wow, after the hurricanes you guys refused to burry your lines. You refused to even so much as trim the trees around your powerlines (In my neighboorhood we actualy have some vines growning on our power cables). Now I see why! You can't even keep a lizzard away from your powerlines. Wow. Why do I give you guys money again? Oh yeah, thats right, because I don't have a figgin choice if I want electricity! BTW, thanks again for charging us a surcharge because you couldn't give us power for 6 days!
The Geico Gecko

United States

#13 May 8, 2008
Kelly wrote:
Too bad all those nasty creatures couldn't face the same fate - electrocution. They are disgusting and destructive and I hit them with a shovel when I see them in my yard!
Next time you're out in your yard, I hope one of your neighbors hits you over the head with a shovel, you dumb b-atch!
Meg

Washington, DC

#14 May 8, 2008
That happen to me at home with my A/C unit with a lizard shortly after I arrived in Florida. Lizard, tail on one connection, nose on the other, and bam, there goes the compressor.
Mark_2100

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 May 8, 2008
To bad it wasnt a schoovgie, those things get into everything too, and we could stand to loose a few!
ziff the pig

West Palm Beach, FL

#17 May 8, 2008
iguana tails r good when u fry them up yumm yumm..

DKR

“Face Fear & Live Your Dreams”

Since: Apr 08

Boston, MA

#18 May 8, 2008
Cr@p - I know I'm coming home to blinking alarm clocks.

Only in Florida could a reptile cause a power outage
Grandaddy Raptor

Boca Raton, FL

#19 May 8, 2008
Kelly wrote:
Too bad all those nasty creatures couldn't face the same fate - electrocution. They are disgusting and destructive and I hit them with a shovel when I see them in my yard!
Some poor animal gets in your yard,, trusts you because it doesn't know that humans are evil, then

--W--A--C--K--!!!!!!

you send it to Iguana Heaven.

Some day you will wake up in a strange place, and try to befriend a peaceful looking being, then

--W--A--C--K--!!!!!!

You will be sent to...(drum roll)... Iguana heaven.
Mexican

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 May 8, 2008
power outage o a o.

Someone's definetely having BBQ Iguana para cena este noche.
Delicacy

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 May 8, 2008
They are delicacies in Nicaragua!

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