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Iguana sitting in the sun

Iguana sitting in the sun

One of the most common groups of reptiles you'll see is the one of the iguanas. The green iguana (Iguana iguana) can grow to two meters in length. They can be found living in trees and near water, into which they will dive if frightened.
Despite its menacing appearence the green iguanas are strictly herbivorous and quite harmless. The photo was taken in Carara national park.

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(c) Frieder Edelhäuser 2005