You are a big and huge reptile.
You can be up to five or six feet long.
You are a very rare animal,
that can be found only in a few places in the world.
You look frightening and ominous,
but you are actually a harmless herbivore.
Some people keep you as a pet.
Oh my huge one, indeed you have charming ways.
You come in two varieties.
The green coloured iguana and the antilean iguana.
The antilean ones among you,
are in severe danger of extinction.
The green coloured ones among you,
are the ones sought after as pets.
You are mostly found in Mexico and the Caribbean.
But also in some parts of Central America.
You have sharp vision and can see colours.
You can distinguish between shapes and sizes.
These qualities help you in crawling through forests,
in search of food to eat.
You communicate among yourselves,
through a marvellous mechanism of visual signals.
You give a true meaning to the adage,
of ‘speaking with the eyes’
We humans have so many things,
to learn from a marvel like you.
You are another product of the mechanism,
of millions of years of wonderful evolution.