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.