Saturday, May 7, 2011

Iguana Be My Neighbor?

One of the cool things about living where I do is that I get some interesting wildlife coming by to visit. I’ve shared pictures of ibises, storks, and peacocks, but this is the first time I’ve seen an iguana hanging out in my backyard. It did not seem to mind me coming up and taking some pictures, either.

More below the fold.

As far as I know, they’re harmless. In fact, the only time I’ve heard they’re dangerous is during our cold snaps. They climb up in the trees, and when the temperature drops, so does their metabolism, so they lose their grip. If you’re standing under them, I imagine they raise one right smart of a welt if they fall on you.