Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Day of the Iguana

Years ago there was a famous movie called Night of the Iguana. It was first a Tennessee Williams play that became a movie and it took place in Mexico in the 1940's. Richard Burton was a priest in the movie that went on to win an oscar for costumes.

My wife and I have been in tropical southern Mexico for going on two weeks now. And we were sitting on our terrace  when we heard a noise -- looked over by a pot and there was a big lizard.

This is the third time, in as many years, that we have visited Aqua Azul La Villa, and we have heard about the iguana in residence. This is the first time he has come out so we could see him.


I went inside and, a few minutes later, my wife heard a scuffling noise behind her. She turned around and there was an iguana about twice the size of this one. Just about that time, my assistant, Nutsy Wallenda let out a yelp that startled the iguanas and they spilt prior to our getting a photo of the larger one. My wife has a better closeup shot of this one, but that is on her camera.

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 5 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 25 2012 05:16PM


Retiles are amazing creatures.  Some of the most mis-understood of the creatures on this earth.

Posted by Randi Brammer, Accountant & Tax Preparer (Randi Brammer, Acctg.) about 8 years ago

I would imagine he was just as curious about you and you were (him or her). Enjoy your time off.

Posted by Carl Winters about 8 years ago

Leave it to Nutsy to ruin the better photo.

Posted by Curtis C. Brown (CURTIS C HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, LLC (Whatcom County, WA) about 8 years ago

You said Nutsy was staying home.  That puts quite a strain on Mason.  If he needs help, he may call me.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Have fun S. of the border Steve.

Love the pictures.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 8 years ago