Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Iguanas: the gtmo mascot
Iguanas are everywhere! There are signs here that read, "don't feed the iguanas". I am told that if you feed them, they start to become aggressive. Apparently, there is one who lives near the A&W who is notorious for trying to steal food. Iguanas generally move very s-l-o-w. But, sometimes, they can move extremely fast. Faster than my sprinting dog. Tyson saw an iguana on our front porch and took off like he was chasing a cat or a squirrel. Thankfully the iguana got away. I am also told that if you kill one, the fine is something like $10,000! And it doesn't matter if it's an accident. If you run over one, your dog kills one, etc. you will be responsible. We also have signs that showing "iguana crossing". There have been a handful of times already that I've been behind someone who has stopped for the iguana crossing the road. I'm not sure why the iguana is so protected here? Vic and I were trying to think about that. It can't be because they are endangered because they are everywhere! We think perhaps they were at one time endangered and hence the steep fines but just haven't been taken off the list? When I find out, I'll let you all know.