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Green iguana

Iguana iguana

Description:

This green iguana was about 5 feet long and very heavy. He engaged in a slow-speed chase of another individual that was almost as big and the same coloration.

Habitat:

Along an inland fresh water canal in western Boca Raton, FL

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5 Comments

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

joan6153
joan6153 7 years ago

Thanks for the analysis, Ashley. The size on these males always amazes me in contrast to the 6-12 inch size they start out as.

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

If it was the same color, it's very likely to be another male. It's generally only the more dominant males that get the super orange coloration like this. So if the other was a little smaller, he's probably dominant in some other area and trying to come into this big guys area, and this big guy isn't going to go down without a fight :)

joan6153
joan6153 7 years ago

Thanks Ashley. He flashed his dewlap and I'm not sure if he was trying to intimidate the other iguana because it was a male, or if he was trying to impress it because it was a female. The other one looked the same in color but was a little smaller and did not want to be caught by this one yet moved away rather slowly. This one kept up the slow pursuit. Any thoughts?

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Nice colors on this big male!

joan6153
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joan6153

Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2014
Submitted on Oct 21, 2014

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