Guadalajara Daily Photo

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Iguana Verde

In Mexico it is normal to have strange animals as pets, the forest and the jungle are not so far from here, and you can buy Iguanas in a pet shop, with their register to protect them, still not everything so nice and sweet. Every year exotic animals are taken from their habitat to be sold in the black market. I save this Iguana that was hurt in his leg in a street market.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:16 AM


The trade in exotic pets is actually threatening the existence of some animals in the wild. Often they are caught one place and shipped somewhere else. In the case of birds, the majority of them die in transit. Its a sad thing and bravo to you for rescuing the little lizard.

12:54 PM  

Exotic animals like this is illegal here in Norway, but I had a green iguana as a pet a few years ago. Unfortunately it hert itself when falling from a tall book case and later died of the injuries. I love these animals.

3:03 PM  

Good for you to have helped this little guy. They're one of the few reptiles that I kind of like. When they're grown, they look like little dinosaurs.

5:48 AM  

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