Monday, November 8, 2010
Ashore in the cays we met some of the locals, they were just taking the sun and concentrating on looking good. They were relatively unafraid of us which might be a bad thing as the locals do eat iguana and feral cats and dogs find them an easy meal.
It turns out that these were common iguanas and might have been introduced as a food source replacing the Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima) which was once widespread through the Windwards and Leewards but they are now critically endangered with only remnant populations hanging on in isolated enclaves.
But they looked cool and collected just hanging out in low trees and bushes.
Speaking of bushes the common Aloe Vera style succulent that grows all over the cays is being systematically vandalized by oiks with knives who just can not resist carving some kind of “I woz ere” message.
Bolton you are a vandal!