Friday, April 06, 2007

day of the iguana

This charming little fellow usually lives under the tejas roof in the back garden. But yesterday when we returned from lunch at Dago's he had made his way around to the front and was helping himself to a drink out of the fountain. He scurried away to the shelter of the palms, then tried to go up over the wall but couldn't quite make it. He is a young specimen ~ his coloration is still quite green. When fully grown he will be dark brown/black mottle. These critters are very shy; I have tried to take his picture while he is sunning on the tejas but the slightest motion in his presence and he's gone. He is a vegetarian which means our flowers and tender leaves are just what he loves to eat. Even oleanders are not safe from him.


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