Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/10/2010

Iguana crossing? Not in Md's O.C.

By Washington Post editors

Reptilian pets in Ocean City will have to stay inside after the town council amended local law to keep such creatures off public streets, the beach, Boardwalk, alleys and sidewalks.

Ocean City Council members made the change after a councilwoman expressed concern over a man who walks around on the resort town's boardwalk and asks people if they'd like to pet his iguana. The council gave Joseph Short, dubbed “Iguana Man” by council members, a reptile permit in 2007, in accordance with a local law that requires permits for anyone who keeps a reptile as a pet.

The new rules also prohibit resort shops from selling frogs or lizards bigger than four inches.

Reptiles may be banned in public, but there is an exception for people taking pets to the veterinarian.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.,

By Washington Post editors  | June 10, 2010; 12:52 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  boardwalk, iguana, ocean city  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Holocaust Museum honors slain guard
Next: Fight "separates" USPS boss from job


We have become such a controlling, petty society.

Posted by: jckdoors | June 10, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

For some reason, I highly doubt that this guy is O.C.'s biggest problem.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | June 10, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company