Thursday, April 23, 2009
Lizard shows his stuff, Rincon Puerto Rico
Yesterday I was out shooting with a friend, Harold (Hal) Howard at the Blue Boy Inn. We were looking to shoot flowers and the BlueBoy has a wonderful garden. The above picture was made by Hal and is a timely capture. The lizard is displaying his throat sac and a mighty one it is. Its all about love. When courting, if you are a male lizard, its all about the throat sac.
Sometimes new guests are initially a little alarmed to see these little fellows (small dinosaurs) walk up the wall on their terrace and hang there or scamper across the courtyard. Actually they are great hunters of bugs so we think of them as kind of good-deed-doers. Our cat, Irene, loves them as well as she enjoys chasing them.
If you are here for awhile, you will become used to seeing these fellows lazying about in the sun and become an expert on the different kinds with their various colors and sizes. Puerto Rico also has iguana lizards and we sometimes see them in the jungle areas and wandering along the side of the road.