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Friday, April 10, 2015

I is for...

This is my 6th year for doing the challenge. To learn more go to The A to Z Challenge Blog.

This year it's all about the 
The A to Z of 

In which I will describe, show pictures of, and otherwise expound on plants and animals mentioned in the novel.

I is for Iguana

As in, the Great Iguana, who is wise and knows many things. Marvin has to travel Over the Hill to Flame Tree so he can ask the Great Iguana how to befriend ...
The Dog.

How many iguanas can you count in this picture?

And here's a sweet baby I rescued from the ocean. It was quite cold and spent nearly an hour on my hand warming up. Then I let it go among the trees and bushes. I hope it has gone on to live a long and prosperous life.


  1. Such a beautiful colour. I read somewhere that the bright green in nature is to fool predators, telling them that the potential food is poisonous.

  2. Wow those are a lot of iguanas. Is the bright green lizzard an iguana too?

  3. I guess if you live aroung iguanas you get used to them .

  4. Wow, they are just everywhere. Like squirrels.

  5. Carole Anne, I think in the case of the Caribbean iguanas the green is camouflage.

    Yes, Misha, the bright green one is a baby iguana.

    Manzanita, you don't sound like you like them... I love iguanas. They are herbivorous, mostly living in trees and eating flowers.

    Yes, Alex, they are like squirrels and during the mating season when they come to the ground to mate and lay eggs, they hit by cars... :(

  6. What fascinating creatures. We don't get them where I live, but I love seeing them when I'm away on holiday.

  7. There were iguanas the size of large cats on my honeymoon. It was awesome.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy

  8. Very few iguanas in northern Canada! I love them - in fact I'm quite mad for most lizards - not so crazy about alligators and crocs though!
    That green is so so pretty! Thanks for dropping by - I'm connecting with all sorts of old blogger pals through the challenge. Think this is my fifth year but can't quite figure it!

  9. In SE Asia Iguanas are meat source and poor things are sold at the markets live. I always felt so sorry for them.

  10. Wow, I never imagined iguanas to be so plentiful everywhere! My friend has an iguana and he absolutely loves it. Apparently they do get to recognize people who feed them!

  11. The only iguanas I've seen have been in zoos. I counted seven or eight in that one picture of yours. I doubt they would have been light enough for you to hold in one hand like that little green fellow.

  12. I love lizards. I wrote a poem called, "Lizzy the Lizard". It described briefly, different features. Love the photos you shared.

  13. They're so bright when they're young! It must be great to see them up close in the wild.

  14. Creepy little critters and the bigger ones ick!

  15. I don't know what I would do living around such large lizards! The small ones freak me out.

  16. Hi Bish - at least 7 lizards .. love Marvin's travels. The little green lizard is a delight and I'm so pleased you had the patience to warm him up and like you I hope he lives a long life to tell the tale .. cheers Hilary

  17. We just came back fro a vacation in the Galapagos. How great to see two types of iguanas that live nowhere else in the world. And one of them swims in the ocean!

    DB McNicol, author
    April A-Z Participant


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