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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

green and shedding

i went out to take photos of an orchid that only blooms in August when i spied this guy spying on me. he was making his way along the top of a fence back to the hedge. this must be a male Jackson , because of the 3 horns, that is wild and roams the hills and trees looking for juicy insects to eat. he is also shedding his last summer's skin. if you have ever seen one move it is quite a sight. they sorta sea sew back and forth to the next foot hold and what a grasp they have as all four feet have a sort of claw or opposable digit that won't let go this the next grasp is complete. more studies in green here . what a wonderful jungle we live in!


- Mexican Trailrunner said...

OMG. Wow. Sonja, I've never seen one of these guys before. How incredible, and what a shot you got!
Are they related to Iguanas? We have lots of Iguanas, different varieties and colors mostly in the jungles and at the coast.
I've never seen them up here in the highlands, but people up closer to the mountains say they have. I keep an eye peeled, I think they are so neat.
Too cool!

sonja said...

they were brought in as exotic pets and escaped and now are part of the green scape. so amazing i had to stop my day and photograph him as he made his way back to the hedge...notice he is peeling too.