There’s a lot of wildlife here. Costa Rica has over 400 species of reptiles and amphibians. In our backyard there’s a big iguana who spends his days sunning himself on his favorite corner of the shed roof. If you get too close he becomes agitated and does push-ups.
I asked the biologists his name and they said he didn’t have one! That had to change. We settled on Cteni Tom, pronounced “Teeny Tom.” (The C is silent.) That’s because he is a Spinytail Iguana, Ctenosaura similis. They are plant eaters, active by day.