Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Friday - "Mom!! Get Your Camera!"

Like many South Floridians we have sliding glass doors. Over the years, I've learned that the way the those doors open tells a lot about what is going to come out of someone's mouth next. Usually someone's been whacked by a swing or a ball or a sister. Not this time.

"Mom! Get your won't believe what's in our backyard!!"

A few winters ago we had several VERY, VERY frigid days. It killed off large numbers of a significant iguana population in South Florida. As a result, we haven't seen many of them the last few years.

Well....let me tell you...they're back! This guy was cutting through yards via the top of our wooden fence. I didn't have the zoom lens on and made my way ever so slowly. He was about 4 feet long, including his tail. I was AMAZED he let me get SO close. Only then did I see how long and sharp his talons were.

In the process of me edging closer and closer, he made his way into the play structure and eventually the tree. ("Fantastic." I said to myself.)

Be thankful he wasn't in your backyard.