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I had a close encounter today with an 
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Iguana!

It was sitting in the middle of a lane when I went to drive to the bar at lunchtime for coffee. It didn't want to move from the middle of the lane. I spent about half an hour flagging down vehicles, well about 8 cars, to prevent it being run over. One guy got out to help, he eventually managed to persuade it to move to the side but it was hissing and spitting like a good un. Must of measured about 1m from nose to end of tail!

I then went knocking on doors to try to find it's owner. Have you ever tried asking a complete stranger, in Spanish, if they have lost an iguana? Funny looks don't come into it!  Big Grin
Eventually a very nice lady who spoke good English said she would phone SEPRONA (Spanish Civil Guard that deal with animals) and ask if they could collect it. At this point Iggy climbed through the wooden fence into an uninhabited property and I left for my coffee. I asked at the local shop and the bar which caused great hilarity and I think only served to reinforce my reputation as 'that strange English woman'. The old boys in the bar did pass my phone around to check the pics - one of them found it so funny he had tears rolling down his cheeks - perhaps my pronunciation left a lot to be desired or actually implied a different meaning? Who knows …  Huh Wink Big Grin

¿Has perdido una iguana?

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Well done for trying Tamara.  I am sure you were understood, but I think the concept of a "guiri" being so concerned about an iguana is odd to the Spanish!
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Yes well done Tamara poor Iggy could very easily have been run over. I hope he wasn’t just dumped there because he became to much to handle for his owners, as he is not native to here and could cause damage to local fauna.
Perhaps the authorities might get someone from Oasis Park to try catch it.
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Maybe he escaped from Oasis Park. A long walk....
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(16-03-2020, 11:39 AM)Archer Wrote: Maybe he escaped from Oasis Park. A long walk....

Didn't realise it was called Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom  Smile Smile
John T - Dreaming of A Hole In One  Smile
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Iggy obviously hadn't heard about the lock down ……... Wink 

I've been trying to follow up and find out if he was taken into custody by SEPRONA but I've not been able to go and speak to the lady that was going to phone them due to the restrictions.

Full name: Iggy Mandela
Got quite a ring to it!
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Just as well you saved it from being run over Tamara ... or it would have been Iggy Pop    Wink
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