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Green Iguana

Iguana iguana


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.


Edge of the tropical rainforest, Guiana Shield, Suriname

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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

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

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