Treasure #24 Iguana

Iguana

Iguana

This 5’ long iguana was delivered to the Museum in June 1937 by Alcide A. Lacombe of Dover who had found it dead in the road about 15 miles north of the city. Native to Central America and the Caribbean, the Common Iguana comes in a wide range of colors from green to blue to pink to black. Full-grown, they average six feet long and twenty pounds. Juvenile green iguanas are often bright blue as babies, however they lose this color as they get older. Why this specimen ended up in Strafford County is unknown, but fortunately the Museum’s 1st curator, Melville J. Smith, was an experienced taxidermist.

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