Sometimes being at the wrong place at the wrong time happens from time to time.
The Amazon whiptail (Ameiva ameiva) is also known as the 'house' lizard. You can spot them on a daily basis, whether in the city Paramaribo or somewhere beyond like Kabalebo. Since these whiptails are common reptiles they are also seen as potential meals for predators looking to satisfy their hunger. Here are some who have the Amazon whiptail on their menu. What an unfortunate tale it is.
The Grey-lined Hawk is no stranger in Kabalebo. It is often seen perched for a long time near the Inspiration Point or near the airstrip edge, trying to spot potential prey. Here it caught an Amazon whiptail in the afternoon. Someone is indeed enjoying their lunch for sure.
A couple of weeks ago, I also wrote about how this Red-tailed boa swallowed its lunch too; another Amazon whiptail. You can read the full article here.
And here is another lucky bird of prey: the Black-faced Hawk. This one caught the Amazon whiptail on the river cabin trail, as this bird is also known as an inside forest bird. After it caught the whiptail, it was taking its time to devour its meal. Slowly picking its meal and at the same time it was on the look out.