Wildlife in the Garden: A bit of green for St. Patrick’s Day

I never know what will be ‘on stage’ when I pull up my bathroom blind. It may be a cute Sammy squirrel, a not so cute Ali Baba ‘gator, or a green scaly monster of the ‘Ig’ family. Can you see what I’m referring to?

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I don’t think this was Iggy, as I’m pretty sure it’s female, and it’s much bigger than Igua, so let’s call this one Ignatia.

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For a female, she’s no Cinderella, as she really does have ‘Ugly Sister’ feet, with five very long toes with sharp claws on the ends. How would you fancy this creeping in through your bathroom window?

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I went outside to get a better look. Yes, definitely a visitor on a large ‘scale’. (Pardon the pun.) The Green Iguana is one of the largest lizards in the Americas, averaging about 6.5 feet, including that very long tail.

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I’m really thankful that hubby opted for a non-opening window for my bathroom.This is definitely not the ideal bathing buddy.

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Hope you enjoyed my bit of green for St. Paddy’s Day. Have a great one.

I’m linking this to my friend Jude’s ‘March – Wildlife in the Garden Challenge’. Pop over there and see her wonderful Peacock photos.

Nancy Merrill Photography also has a challenge to “Get Your Green On” for St Patrick’s Day. If you have photos featuring greens, why not also join in?

 

 

 

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104 comments on “Wildlife in the Garden: A bit of green for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. What a gorgeous beauty Sylvia and you’ve captured her so well in her gorgeous green colours! I must say, I wouldn’t mind a visitor like that, even when I’m in the bath. She might just enjoy the bubble bath as well. LOL!

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  3. Great photos! They certainly aren’t Cinderella in their appearance, more the look of a wicked witch. One nice thing is that they are probably munching on lots of bugs that you’d rather not have around the house. πŸ˜€

  4. I’m glad you posted several shots because I wasn’t certain I was seeing it or not in the first one. He’s great, what a tail and all that texture and colour range!

  5. Your photos just got better and better as I scrolled down the post. That is one BIG iguana Sylvia and you captured him/her beautifully for St Paddy’s Day πŸ™‚

    • I agree with you. In Florida, all the windows which open have screens, and there’s a big screened area out back, so we can sit in our ‘cage’ and watch the wildlife without getting bitten by mosquitoes in the summer. πŸ™‚

      • All our windows and doors are screened to keep the flies and mozzies out as well as other creepy crawlies. Every now and then we get a scorpion or centipede inside and I always wonder how they get in. It’s bad luck for them because they get squashed pretty quickly.

    • At our last house, the windows, screens and door frames were quite old, and I think didn’t seal well, but we’ve had every window, sliding glass door and the front door replaced in this house, so I’m hoping not even a tiny lizzie will be able to get in. πŸ™‚

  6. The thought of that lizard in my tub, falling on me, you will hear me scream all the way where you live! *shivers* Not a big fan here on lizards and such but I must admit still the beauty is amazing. Very cool shots, Sylvia. πŸ™‚ ❀

  7. I see the Shady Palms in your yard. πŸ™‚ An edit to another comment: You would not only get bitten on the bottom but bitten on the brain too. Coming at you from all directions. 😦

  8. Ah…. perfect green, Sylvia! Happy St.Patricks Day and here’s an Irish blessing for you:
    May your blessings outnumber
    The shamrocks that grow,
    And may trouble avoid you
    Wherever you go.
    πŸ™‚ xx

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