Vanessa Starr Palm and Alex Rust Arrested For Eating Iguana On Facebook Photos

Posted Feb 10, 2009

Vanessa Starr Palm [pictured above left] and Alexander Daniel Rust [pictured above right] is believed to have been arrested for posting pictures on Facebook of them dining on an iguana.  Vanessa, 23, of Illinois and Alex, 24, of Indiana went to othe Bahamas on vacation, caught an iguana, killed it, and then cooked it.  The iguana is on the endangered species list.

Alex and Vanessa were tracked down by authorities in the Bahamas and was charged for violating the Fisheries Regulations and the Wild Animal Protection Act yesterday.  Police described the pictures showing “parts of an iguana on a grill, two men eating the iguana pieces, and a man and a woman cleaning what appears to be undersized conch”

The pair could also be charged in the U.S. under another law make makes it illegal to commit an offense in another country with which there is a relationship.  The pair could have eaten iguana in Florida where the iguana is a non-native species, but in the Bahamas it was not allowed.

Being charged with this didn’t stop the couple from deactivating their Facebook profile yet.  This is where I pulled the above profile pictures from.