I thought we adopted pets...not the other way around

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Meet Gertrude, our resident iguana. This is a picture of a young iguana who adopted us last year.  She is incredibly colorful with her vivid  shades of lime green. She stops by every day by the pool and delivers a "poo" present, which of course, I get to clean up when in residence.  Even though Hurricane Omar hit us straight on, Gertrude survived and continues to grow and flourish in her Caribbean retreat. Unlike the typical pets in Lakewood, CO, Gertrude has full reign of our yard....as an endangered species, we anticipate she will be a part of household for a very long time.

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Joan Whitebook
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Gertrude is one good looking iguana!  Enjoy! 

January 26, 2009 07:48 PM
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David Spencer
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Reminds me of some of my past mortgage brokers.

January 26, 2009 07:53 PM
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Shawn Davis
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They are beautiful, but watch out feeding the iguana...they have very sharp razor like teeth..Ouch, my husband had to have 4 stitches after feeding an iguana in Cozumel. 

Shawn Davis

January 26, 2009 07:53 PM
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Russ Ravary
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Gertrude looks pretty healthy.  What good color.  I think you need to do a video with Gertrude in it.

January 26, 2009 07:53 PM
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James Engel
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I dont ike reptiles at all but that is the most beautifull iguana I have ever seen!

January 26, 2009 07:54 PM
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Kat DeLong
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That's an awesome pic'!!!

January 26, 2009 07:57 PM
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Rick Sergison
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Here iggy, iggy, iggy!  Great picture.

January 26, 2009 08:01 PM
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Cheryl Johnson
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What a great photo!  Gertrude is gorgeous!

January 26, 2009 08:15 PM
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Great shot, my dear!   My kids always wanted one of these!

January 26, 2009 08:17 PM
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Lise Howe
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Does she live outside even in Colorado?

January 26, 2009 08:22 PM
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Lorrie Shaw
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Emelyn,

What an amazing creature! Their personalities are so unique. Their coloration really is telling when they're feeling good, or cold, or how dominant they are over others... it's all over the board! I know that you will have many wonderful years with her - they are neat pets.

Enjoy!

January 26, 2009 08:25 PM
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Stephanie Hall
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My son loves igana's. We had one a few years back but it died. Coool animals

 

January 26, 2009 08:28 PM
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Lara O'Keefe
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Great picture! She kinda looks like a Gertrude!

January 26, 2009 08:38 PM
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Wow, she looks so lovely. I fall in love with her at first sight. You sure know how to take pictures.

January 26, 2009 10:34 PM
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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Emelyn - Great photograph and featured at: EXPRESS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AT ACTIVERAIN

January 27, 2009 12:20 AM
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JoLynn Pipkin
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Emelyn,  Nice shot of your colorful pet!  They always are interesting to me :)

January 27, 2009 12:26 AM
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Tim Bradley
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Great color and a great photograph! Do you feed her too?

January 27, 2009 09:16 AM
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Emelyn Morris-Sayre
CRS, REALTOR, Lakewood/Denver 303-517-5116
The Berkshire Group

Gertrude has made herself at home living in the lush landscape surrounding the pool. She is pretty fickle and will make an entrance whenever she darn well pleases. We don't feed her....but I do say hello whenever she makes an appearance.  I will upload my most recent photo of her shortly. She is maturing and her colors are getting darker...

January 27, 2009 06:41 PM
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Debi Boucher
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Emelyn, I had NO idea an iguana could survive in Colorado! I'm stunned! She is beautiful! At least as iguanas go...LOL

Debi

January 28, 2009 07:58 PM
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Bruce & Mary Smith
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What a beautiful picture of Gertrude!  I think they are fascinating animals!

January 31, 2009 06:52 AM
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