Nov 30, 2008

Sleepy Lizard

Anyone know what kind of lizard this is? Looks like an iguana, maybe one of the marine varieties of the Galapagos Islands. It's got some impressive knobbage going on, with the knobs on the top of the head and the goiters/sacs for jowls. Whatever it is, it looks content. Let sleeping lizards lie, especially when they look like dinosaurs.

Thanks for the photo, Jeroen van Weeren.

8 comments:

niner said...

What an adorable sleeping baby.

Denita TwoDragons said...

I spent an hour searching but it was worth it: It's a Rhinoceros Iguana! Yay for teh Intarwebs and Google! :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_Iguana

He's so oogy he's managed to become cute again...

--TwoDragons

Vanessa said...

Look at that darling underbite! What a cutie.

Bone Artist said...

Somehow, I've always found sleeping lizards to be a strangely comforting, warming sight. Even if the lizard itself isn't that much to look at.

Jack Ruttan said...

He's got his own, built-in pillow.

niner said...

I love taking pictures of my iguana sleeping. He doesn't have awesome built in pillows, but sometimes he folds his hands over each other and rests his head down. When someone comes in the room, he's all child-like in that he slowly peeks out from one eyelid, sees someone there and quickly closes it. I'd like to try that with this guy and lie on his pillow.

wobblerlorri said...

Didja notice the horn/tusk/bony excrescence thingy poking out just above his pillow? Yikes...

Dark Fade said...

Don't you people see it? It's Captain Ackbar and most of all:

It's a TRAP!