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I would call him GODZILLA, but I guess that's already taken...

  • Posted Sept. 30, 2010 by Oscar in Wildlife. Viewed 4293 times

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Green Iguanas are everywhere in south Florida. They are not a native species, but have taken well to the environment. You can almost here them singing!! [youtube.com]

He's looking at me…

6' long Iguana…

He was so big, that from a distance, some people thought he was an alligator…

I approached him very slowly so as not to frighten him…

Such a beautiful creature…

Mmmm, I'm getting hungry…

Hey you with the camera…

Come closer please…

That's it…you're almost in striking distance….er, uh I mean…

I'm omnivorous, which means I like plants and photographers, er, uh I mean meat….

Just call me Iggy….

Watch out for my tail…

So much detail….

Click the blue link below to hear me sing…

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    • # Artbee

      Iggy is one big Iguana! He's got great colours really different from the green ones. Fantastic shots Oscar!

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    • # Christa

      Wow, Oscar, what a close encounter! :)) This is a great specimen and much friendlier than Godzilla!

      2010.10.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Spectacular shots...glad you didn't get too close..they are a bit creepy (they do creep :-)..we saw some in Mexico but not nearly this size..he must eat a lot of seaweed :-)

      2010.10.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

      Excellent! Very impressive animal and good work
      Thanks for this sharing

      2010.10.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      We see iguanas all over Mexico, but I've never noticed that huge bulgey-looking knot on their necks before! Wow - it almost appears other-worldly or prehistoric! These are fantastic shots of a fabulous creature! Nice job - TFS!

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    • # Diane Davis

      Although it's quite ugly to me it looks like God had fun when he designed this creature. Very nice shots and captions.

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