Animals of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Both of the two species of iguanas are commonly seen on the Nicoya Peninsula:
The Green Iguana on the right picture can become up to 2 metres long which makes it the largest iguana in America. Besides vegetables they also eat insects, small animals and carrion.
To the left is a green iguana in his childhood
The brownish-grey Black Iguanas are vegetarians. Costa Ricans call them garrobos or gallina de palo - tree chicken in English - because their meat is said to taste like chicken.
Geckos are cute little room mates and very useful as they chase a lot of insects.
Don't move lizard or gecko eggs which you find hidden in shelves or corners. Once touched or moved around they will not hatch any more.