CAIMAN LIZARD
Dracaena guianensis


Jono's Notes

Caiman Lizard - This individual was the only one caught all year, and by yours truly! Lizards are not my absolute favourites, but this guy was amazing. Caiman lizards are heavily built for their size, have beautiful colours, heavily keeled dorsal scales and are fairly skittish. I was lucky enough to be walking along a trail when two other volunteers from the mammal and birds teams showed me one on the trail. After creeping up behind it, I managed to pin him with my foot (I was wearing board shorts, a singlet and sandals) and neck him.

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