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Iguanas with attitude

Friday, April 08, 2011

We've had a very dry winter, and now that spring is here we are slowly slowly easing into rainy season.

A few days ago, we had some rain - by afternoon, it was a very light rain as I drove home from school. Too rainy to walk, so I figured I'd go work on some projects.

There were a few iguanas in the gutter beside the road, drinking water. By the time I got to the driveway, I encountered two more iguanas - smack in the middle of the driveway, not drinking, not eating, just sitting there enjoying the light rain sprinkling down on their lizardy skin.

I beeped my little Yaris horn. Iguana #1 looked at me and then scurried to the side of the road and up the hill. Iguana #2 looked at me and looked away. I drove a bit closer. #2 just ignored me. I beeped the horn again. #2 turned his head away from me. So I got out of the car, waved my arms around, stomped my feet, and told him he had to get out of the way, I didn't want to run him over or anything. He turned around and faced me, like this would be a duel. I stomped closer and waved my arms and told him he had to move! He walked a few steps to the side. I said no, move all the way off the driveway. He eventually did, with a very begrudging attitude. As if he was doing me a huge favor by moving out of the way.

Sheesh! You'd think he was a teenaged iguana from all the attitude he gave me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAPNA. 4/10/2011 6:40AM

    he probably was!

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EDDYMEESE 4/9/2011 1:02PM

    ha ha!

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BAKERICLISA 4/9/2011 8:22AM

    Have them by us too . . . and they love to snack on my Hibiscus, especially when they are in bloom.

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ARIANERA 4/8/2011 8:58PM

    Too funny - I guess he's not afraid of people (or cars).


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WATERMELLEN 4/8/2011 8:36PM

    Too funny, a teenage iguana with attitude!! And how exotic, to live in a place with iguanas!!

Porcupines and skunks, of course, have pretty much the same mentality . . . will move when good and ready, not before!!

Thanks for you warm birthday wishes!! There are some compensations for reaching this ripe ol' age!!

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STEVIE0018 4/8/2011 1:44PM

    LOL I read the title of this blog & it definiatly caught my attention.

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