How to confront & build rapport with an iguana

I came face to face with many iguanas while I was in Ecuador... literally. But I managed to learn a simple 3-step procedure to become the best of friends with them - except for that one iguana who was just a jerk.

[Above] Step 1 - Establish eye contact

[Above] Step 2 - Find a common interest or something to talk about, e.g. architecture.

[Above] Step 3 - Mention that their new butt looks wonderful.

[N.b. Like many lizards, iguanas can "drop" their tails. Should a predator grab hold of the iguana’s tail, the detached piece thrashes and wriggles to distract the predator while the iguana runs to safety.]

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