Clove gave a full-throated baying alert - the first fat-bellied female iguana of the nesting season was investigating one of the sites we have enhanced to attract egg-laden females! Iguanas love these sites that are simply large logs placed on top of mounds of river sand that we brought in. Later in the season, females will be competing for prime spots; digging up each other's eggs and tossing them aside with abandon. It gets brutal! For now, this what we saw:The lone female walked around for quite a while, ignoring me and Clove up on the veranda watching her. Later on I went to the site and saw that she had started a couple of holes. This one looks promising. I bet she will work on it more this afternoon.
|The hole at the edge of the sand mound. They dig in 3 to 5 feet of tunnels that sometimes interconnect.
|The hole is about 10 inches wide at this point.