This is our new Tico friend. He is squatting on our property but we’ve decided to let him stay. Turns out he has no legal rights here in Costa Rica so he is no threat to us.
Actually our new friend is an iguana, pretty sure he’s what they call a “black iguana” but I’m not sure. He eats insects but is otherwise an herbivore and presents no threat to us, nor is he very afraid of us.
He represents more of a threat to me, as when I suddenly see him unexpectedly I am startled.
In any case we’ve decided to make him our “wild pet” and let him hang around our yard if he so chooses. As long as he doesn’t try to come inside the house, we’ll let him be.
Here’s a quick clip of our new friend: