We went to the tennis court yesterday morning and it was in use, so we came back in the afternoon. This turned out to be a lucky thing. When we arrived, there was this huge iguana in the road just before the parking area!
I know, I know, this is nothing new around here but for us, it was really cool. My neighbors say there is a season of the year when iguanas are more likely to be out and about and apparently this isn’t it because I haven’t seen any. So, we were very excited to see this impressive beast!
Who would have thought that iguanas can climb trees? When you look at the claws on him though, I guess they have the equipment for it. I actually have a video too! when we saw him in the road I quietly got out of the road and walked towards him. When I got too close he went off towards the trees, and then up a tree! Link to Video I know I need to learn to walk and video more smoothly. Sorry if I gave you a moment of motion sickness, but I’m glad I caught this with my camera.
He climbed a bit higher until he reached a more horizontal branch, and then he tried to hide on the back side of that. (see the picture in the header of this post) My husband came and stood on the other side of the tree which made the iguana move away from him, and right into perfect camera range for me!
After this, we decided that we had bothered the poor iguana enough for one day and headed off to play some tennis. I’m sure we’ll get more used to seeing these large lizards at some point but for now, we think this is totally cool.
Lets see what else is on my desk at the moment.
There will be more on that later because it turned into a beautiful sunset.
That’s enough for one post. What a good day!