Raccoon Attacks Iguana

A raccoon was filmed chasing down and attacking a large iguana in some incredible footage shared online.

Just another day in sunny Florida…


The surprising encounter was caught on camera in Boca Raton, Florida. While this footage may shock you, it is actually somewhat reassuring to see a racoon, a creature native to Florida, hunting down an invasive lizard. The Sunshine State is being overrun by these green iguanas, which are an invasive species that is not native to Florida but has been expanding its range in the state.

These invasive reptiles have been causing millions of dollars in damage as they create phone and power outages, disrupt water management projects during storm surges, destroy habitats of protected and endangered species, and damage seawalls, pools, and patios.

Here’s a stabilized version of the video:

WATCH THIS NEXT: Will Giant Invasive Pythons Take Over America?

For years, the invasive Burmese python has been wreaking havoc on the Everglades ecosystem… and the worst may be yet to come.