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Green Iguana

Iguana iguana

Description:

I'm fairly certain this guy was deceased when we found him. We were following a hawk we spotted near our cabin when we came upon him along the path. Our theory is the hawk tried to pick him up and was unsuccessful. A few light prods with my boot yielded no movement, although I study primates, so I'm not sure if iguanas "play possum." We left him be and about a half hour later we came back and he was gone. I'm not sure if the hawk came back to claim his prize or if the iguana left.

Habitat:

Edge of the tropical rainforest, Guiana Shield, Suriname

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2 Comments

Gina423
Gina423 8 years ago

Thanks. I didn't see any claw marks in him or anything. But either he was really good at being still or he was dead. I'm not sure. He was gone about a half hour later, either under his own power or someone else's.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice series

Gina423
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Gina423

Suriname

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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