Monday, October 5, 2009

Iguanas galore



These darn things are very hard to photograph...they're very skittish and run like the wind.

In South Florida, they've been breeding big time and have become a problem in many areas. These two live with many others in the trees, rocks and ponds of our daughter's home in Davie, Florida.

Just the other day, in Fort Lauderdale, I believe, a young girl tried to feed an iguana some strawberries and the thing bit her, creating a huge mess which required about 63 stitches to close.

Oftentimes, you can see them wandering down the sidewalks.

13 comments:

~Cheryl said...

63 stitches?! I had forgotten about those little lizard-y things at my mother-in-law's home (Deltona FL), but now I remember. Yeech. No iguanas for me!

Kcalpesh said...

Nicely camoflauged in the first one! Only noticeable in the second with the rear shot! Nice Catch!

- Pixellicious Photos

joo said...

They are cute - never seen them in wild! Amazing photos Jacob. I wonder If I rally liked them living in my garden - aren't they a bit dangerous?
Have a great day!

Chris said...

Hi Jacob,
heye, this is almost like photography of birds. As sonn as you are ready they are gone! I love the first shot, it is splendid! I'd like to have big guys around like this... Are you turning nature photographer :-)

brattcat said...

They are really beautiful but perhaps feeding them is not the best idea.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful Jacob!
Yesterday Cezar and I was enjoying that old ( or not so...) movie "Jurassic park"! Can you imagine this adorable green friend very huge!?
Cool and interesting. More interesting because I could never imagine this iguana enjoying strawberries! I think he is very clever! :)
Yummy!I love strawberries!
Léia

Jacob said...

@ Chris - Nah...it's not in my nature to be a nature photographer! If I could shoot like you do, I'd consider it, but I'm lucky to shoot myself in the foot!

cieldequimper said...

When you walk down the sidewalks, do you strike a conversation with them as you seem to do with parrots? The first photo is a great camouflage operation. Super!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Nah...if you run into them on the sidewalk they skedaddle! And like most everybody else, they don't what to hear what I've got to say. They're very good at camouflage...they run for the trees and once they get up in the branches they turn brown and are almost impossible to spot!

JM said...

I love theese green fellows!

amatamari© said...

Oh the first picture is so great camouflage!
Wonderful work and attention to bites ...
:-)

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm suppose to be commenting on a mono prompt..these are cool. Are these guys camera shy? Neat post-

Lisa Wilson said...

Cool photos!! I think I'd pass on feeding them. 63 stitches!!