The Fiji Island Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) is an endangered species due to loss of habitat and is protected by an international treaty against trading in endangered animals.
A man has been arrested for stealing three of them from a nature reserve in Fiji in 2002 and smuggling them back to his home in California by hiding them (I'm not making this up) in his prosthetic leg.
Arrr, ye scurvy sea dog, is that an iguana in your peg leg or are ye just happy to see me?
It is believed he was breeding them. During an undercover investigation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the man told an agent that four years ago he had sold three iguanas for $32,000.
Iguangas found in his home will be placed in breeding programs at zoos in the USA.
If convicted, he could be placed in a human zoo (jail) for up to five years.
Too good fer the likes of 'im - walk the plank, says I!