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Last week, cullers removed 9,232 invasive green iguanas from Grand Cayman, the lowest number in a single week since the culling project began in October last year.

According to the Department of Environment, heavy rainfall during 8‑13 July deterred local cullers from hunting the animals.

So far, a total of 815,987 green iguanas have been disposed of at the George Town landfill, according to the latest statistics from the DoE.

Cullers are still above the pace needed to reach the target number of culling 1.3 million green iguanas by the end of 2019.

Cullers are being paid $4.50 a head, rising to $5 if they meet monthly and annual targets, in an effort to wipe out the invasive species in Grand Cayman.

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