Nearly a month after an islandwide cull of invasive green iguanas began, cullers had killed 160,245 iguanas as of Friday, Nov. 24.
The weekly numbers have been decreasing since the first week, when 53,464 iguanas were delivered to the George Town landfill. The following week, 39,479 were caught, and in the week of Nov. 13-17, 36,005 were killed. Last week, cullers deposited 31,297 iguanas at the landfill. Some 340 people signed up to take part in the cull.
The government has earmarked $9 million for the cull, with cullers being paid $4.50 a head for iguanas, rising to $5 a head if they meet monthly and annual quota targets.