This kind, the Green Iguana, (as opposed to the Anegada Iguana found nowhere else but on that island) was a recent introduction and not a completely welcome one. They can grow up to six feet and are voracious herbivores. Puerto Rico plans to round up as many as possible for export to countries such as Guatemala and Nicaragua where they are considered a delicacy or, at least, to have medicinal properties. Maybe St. Thomas will start doing the same!
|These two were on the highway median.|
|We saw this one and the one below near Coki Point.|
My daughter likes them and got quite close but I have a strong interest in maintaining the integrity of my skin so I'd rather watch them from a distance! As this article points out, they can get aggressive.