Iguanas in the Trees

Iguanas are large lizards, but they are also fast and agile climbers. I didn’t realize how high they can climb though, until we saw a couple waaaaay up in a tree.


That red arrow in the photo, that is about where they were. I was talking with my neighbor who lives to the left of this photo so we had an excellent side view for the following photos, though I have also seen them there from this direction as well. The neighbor in the house in this photo says they live up there.


There were two iguanas way up there! They seemed to be eating the yellow flowers.


The lower iguana went out on a branch that was too small and fell. I imagine it was able to grab something else. It is not unheard of for iguanas to fall to the ground, but at that height I certainly hope that didn’t happen to this iguana.


There is a big iguana in the tree!


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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6 Responses to Iguanas in the Trees

  1. I’ve seen them up on the old Spanish castle fort walls in Old San Juan, PR….very high up!


  2. Nancy says:

    We saw them in the trees in the park in David when visiting in November. Be careful though, as my husband almost got a “shower” from one. They can put out a lot of urine!


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