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cleaning out termites
Lenseye
yobubba

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The wood peckers hole got invaded by termites ( on the right )
and the Iguana may be doing next years nesters a favor.

Edited at 2009-12-04 08:44 pm (UTC)

Спасибо, рад что понравилось

Thank you, I'm going to have to send my lens off to get rid of a fungus growing in it. I'll be with out my favorite toy for weeks :-(

side note, I ate some of the termites as an experiment, i had read a lot about them and wanted to see what they taste like....They taste fabulous, a lot like super strong carrot. :-)

Wow, you're very brave!!!!

I knew they wouldn't hurt me , i just wasn't sure i could eat live bugs.

another word - you're very-very brave!;)
or you're lucky!

Very nice photo, but not Igana. It is a monitor lizard (Varanus sp.) I don't know exactly the species. Where did you take the picture? It might decide to eat termites, or decidet that there could be some tasty eggs of the bird in the hole, or even it just lives in this hole.

Ya know it didn't look like our normal Spiny Iguana, my thought is that its an 'immature' spiny iguanas go through a lot of morphs, there born green and the spines come later.
I'll Google it later and get back to you.

side note, I ate some of the termites as an experiment, i had read a lot about them and wanted to see what they taste like....They taste fabulous, a lot like super strong carrot. :-)

Yes, termites are tasty, I also tried, they have very thin cuticula, not like in ants, so there is no surprise that many different animals are fitted for gathering this food.

If it is Central America, so it is NOT a Varanus. I am sorry, I can't imagine what is it, maybe you will tell later, of course it is something from Iguanidae family. Looks very like varanus (bodyshape) at first sight, but the "face" is not so long...

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