Saturday, November 14, 2015

An adolescent Iguana, sun bathing, Home garden, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

After hatching from eggs buried under the sand, these young  ones emerge and start foraging. Quite a few are savaged by the dogs and die. The meat of the adults are relished by some. For those practicing the Buddhist religion eating the flesh of these animals is taboo. The adults can deliver a vicious kick with their powerful tails.