The iguana is a large lizard of trop­ical America. The throat has a large dew-lap and the back is covered with a spiny ridge. The iguana is an arboreal animal and spends much of its time sleeping in the sun. It is entirely harmless, feeding chiefly on fruit or other vegetable matter. The iguana is from three to five feet in length, over half of which, however, is tail. The natives take it by means of a noose attached to a pole. They value its flesh highly for food. Iguana steaks are sold in the Panama markets and are served in the restaurants. Iguanas are said to be tender and to have the taste of fried chicken.


Iguana lizards