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.

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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.

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

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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.

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There is a big iguana in the tree!

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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!

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  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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