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Black Spiny-tailed Iguana

Ctenosaura similis


Excellent climbers, and prefer a rocky habitat with plenty of crevices to hide in, rocks to bask on, and nearby trees to climb. Native to Central America, has been introduced to South Florida and reproduces in the wild in several feral populations


There were very many of these of varying sized throughout the park. In the picture we see a large one on the sand feeding on a tangerine dropped by a beach goer.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Nice series.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2020
Submitted on Jun 29, 2020

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