Sunday, March 19, 2017

spot the black iguana

These special creatures are as unique as Roatan, the island on which they evolved to become their own distinct, scientifically-recognized species. Paya Bay remains a refuge and sanctuary for these gentle reptiles which seem to lack the inherent fear of humans observed in most wild animals. The iguanas will sometimes approach people for food, and will tolerate us getting very close to them as long as one approaches slowly, calmly, and without sudden movements. As a juxtaposition and comparison, they will immediately scatter at the first sight of a dog. Seems fear of long, bared fangs is encoded in their DNA (as it is in the more primitive sections of our own genetic code).

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

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