One with nature #2: Great Green Iguana
You always have to take a second look to spot him: the Great Green Iguana.
The best way to survive alone in the wild is by staying under the radar. Trying to blend in with the surroundings and also keep a low profile. Especially young Great Green Iguana's have developed this smart method while growing up. Here is such a sample of one juvenile.
Right on the cobbled path near the lodge I spotted a small lizard or so I thought. It was a young Great Green Iguana who was trying to look like one of the Amazon Whiptails. It almost fooled me too by the way until I noticed that it was too green for a whiptail.
When the Iguana's are still young they are easy prey for the raptors so they try to hide as much as possible. Here I spotted one of the Iguana's trying to climb in our Paprika plant. I thought he took the wrong turn but it appeared that he was eating the young leaves from the plant.
After he ate the leaves he quickly climbed into the nearest dense branch, the Monkey Brush Vine. It takes a while to spot where he is hiding as he likes to sit still for quite a while.
He will repeat this life style until he is able to face the big world all by himself.
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