Hopefully there’s no nuclear testing in your area. Oh 2020. Lol.
We went on a cruise last February and saw a few on their island. Probably a natural insect control. I was able to get close to a few before they ran into the bushes. Biggest thing we get here is salamanders. Lol
Yes, they eat fruiting tree flowers, for example passion fruit, also the fruit itself. They also eat vegetable leafs, stripping spinach, potato, arugala and much more. We trap and kill them (noose trap and small animal cage traps) but as mentioned previously, many people around here eat them.