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Chuck Bean

Weekends

If Tiger King has taught us anything it’s that there is a ferocious appetite for news stories about people and animals acting badly and the wild happenstance of life. In that spirit each night during the 9 and 10 o’clock hour I enjoy playing a game with you, the listener, called Florida or Australia. The rules are simple: I’ll tell you about a news story on the air and you text or call in and tell me if you think the story happened in Florida or Australia.(because those two places seem to have a high concentration of craziness.) Here are tonight’s stories:

State where it will be legal to keep wild animals as pets

New changes to renting laws in the Northern Territory could see an influx of wild animals as pets, with only one thing standing between them and moving a croc into the pool. As of January 1 2021, renters will be allowed to have whatever pet they like, as long as it is "reasonable".

Falling iguana alert! Cold weather in Florida may cause iguanas to fall out of trees. But they're not dead.

Iguanas are cold blooded and slow down or become immobile when temperatures drop. Green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida known for eating through landscaping. It could be the coldest Christmas in South Florida since 1999. Another Florida cold snap, another "falling iguana" alert.

Be sure to tune in Monday through Friday nights at 9 and 10pm if you want to play along.