Big Lizard In My Backyard

     Talk about a strange start to the new year. New years day started out with a morning, five mile, bicycle ride and when I returned home, reminiscent of The Dead Milkmen, I found an iguana sunning itself on the step up to my deck.

All your base are belong to us

     I asked a police officer, sitting in her cruiser at the Gillespie Park substation, to radio in Animal Control. Unfortunately these creatures have panther-like speed, but I did manage to snap one, two, three images before it bounded off into the Florida wilderness that is Gillespie Park neighborhood. For the curious, Animal Control never did manage to make it. Go figure.