Key West Wildlife

Key West Wildlife

Key West Wildlife

This is a tiny island, and resources are strained.  It’s crowded, especially during winter.  There aren’t a lot of wild animals on land, so when I see some, it’s exicting.  For anyone who’s not from Florida, it’s pretty strange to walk outside and find yourself staring into the beady eyes of a giant neon green lizard.  Where I’m from, the biggest lizards or salamandars are maybe a foot long and dark colored, and they scurry away when you get near.

So it’s not indigenous.  Iit’s still wildlife!

This iguana is eating lettuce, and he’s accompanied by a larger one, who lurks in the background of these photos.  These shots were captured with a Canon S3 IS, which has a great 12x optical zoom feature.