I have recently taken to photographing lizards, big and small, While out on my walk out the other day, I was mentally thinking I was a little disappointed that I had not come across any Iguana. Iguana are illegal aliens apparently to South Florida. To my mind they are incredibly beautiful lizards however, they do breed copiously and are inclined to take over. However, I was lucky enough to come across one along with a few other varieties of the lizard family.
So here are my takes for this month.
Brown Anole (I love it when they get all puffy and blow out their flap to try and intimidate you).
Northern Curly Tailed Lizard (I do love these chubby lizards. We have a few in the garden but one in particular that lives in the rainwater down pipe from the roof. You will often find it sunning itself on the driveway. Get to close and he is off to the down pipe).
Green Anole (I think) This was quite and interesting looking lizard and a first for me. I probably would have walked passed it if people had not stopped to look at it).
Northern Curly Tailed Lizard (I came across another one of these cubby little lizards. This one was not afraid of me and just kept it’s eye on my to make sure I did not get too close. The joys of a zoom lens)
Green Iguana (Last but definitely a favorite of mine. They vary in size going from small to pretty big. They are herbivores. They originate from central South America and from the Carribbean. However, they pretty much populate South Florida as well. They love warm climates and do not do well when we get extended cold weather. They have been know to freeze and fall off the branches they are perched on. We used to have one living on our back deck, but it disappeared on cold winter. They also wiggle their flap when you get to close.
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These are great! You capture wildlife so beautifully.
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Thank you Stacey – I do seem to be drawn to lizards just lately.
Oh I do love the green one, and captured so beautifully as always 🙂
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I love the iguana, even if most people done. They just look incredible