Swimming with a Baby Dragon ๐Ÿ‰


Highlight of the day was a remarkable encounter swimming with this fearless iguana ๐ŸฆŽ in our pool.


Chill green dude loved floating in the water, then sinking to the bottom. This went on for over an hour. We touched more than once, very lightly, but I didnโ€™t want to force it...


Yes, I know theyโ€™re lazy sunbathers & have seen dozens of adults โ€” as large as baby dinosaurs lying out to catch rays ... But this fellow is a swimmer, a first.

Usually, they flee up nearest tree when humans approach - little guy prefers to play patty cake ๐Ÿ˜Š


What a privilege it is when a wild one offers their trust. I have very little experience with iguanas (was frightened first time I saw one) but this one was so relaxed and curious, it made me feel the same way.

This gets at the heart of the mystery and magic of this experience: if we can connect with non humans (despite our superficial differences) than how can we not find points of contact with other humans, given our deep similarities.

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto, or "I am human, nothing human is alien to me."

โ€”Terence, Roman Playwright

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