I Have a Pet Iguana, and Other Current Happenings from Mahahual

Here are some current items and photos from life here in Mahahual.

I am sitting here after doing some cleaning. I had the patio door open and I was doing and hanging out laundry. I sat down for lunch and I looked up and a giant Iguana was walking through the house like he owned it. I grabbed my IPhone to take a photo and he just walked out the patio doors, not scared of me at all. He lives in the garden here, and I guess he is now my pet.

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Every morning when I leave the house this iguana is always waiting for me.  He just sits there in the sun every day.  I have taken photos of this iguana before.  I talk to him from time to time, so I know think he trusts me.  He is not scared of me, and I can walk up real close to him, and he is not scared unless I try to touch him.

I know it is him because he has an orange tail, which the other iguanas around here don’t.  He and I live in harmony together, I don’t mess with him and he doesn’t mess with me.  The other night I saw him outside watching me from the garden through the glass doors.  The other day I threw him part of a ham sandwich I had left and he ate it.  So I guess he is my pet or maybe villa mate, because I see him every day, and he eats bugs which is good.  I just hope he doesn’t decide to move inside the house.

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Every morning when I leave my house to go to work or the malecon, this Iguana is sitting there waiting on me.  I think he lives in the drain on the street.  But every day he is there waiting on me, sunning himself, he is like a pet.

Every morning when I leave my house to go to work or the malecon, this Iguana is sitting there waiting on me. I think he lives in the drain on the street. But every day he is there waiting on me, sunning himself, he is like a pet.

These are 2 cocoanut from my garden that are sprouting. I brought them to beach to plant, so 2 more trees on beach, yes I am a tree hugger and like nature.

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If you want to attract some cruise ship tourists, bring out a box of puppies on the malecon in Mahahual.

My office on the beach.

I was riding my bike home today through the casitas, and I stopped to get my Coke Zero, and a couple came up to me and asked me if I spoke English. I said yes, and they asked me if I was the guy from USA that wrote about living here. I said yes I was, and they then told me that they want to live here, and have been looking for me to ask me to help them move here. They are from New York, and I told them to meet me tomorrow on the beach at the Tropicante, and I will answer every question they had. Funny I got people pulling me over on the street wanting to live here.
Fresh pork rinds, or chicarones, right off the hog. I went by my butcher today to get some pork chops, and they had just slaughtered a pig, and were cleaning and dressing for sale. Here in Mexico they use everything from a pig except the squeal.
Canadians are nice people. I helped this Canadian family from Saskatoon, Canada get into water park today, and met them on the beach yesterday and talked to them. So they brought me some wine and some Saskatoon berry jam from there. I think I will make a peanut butter and Saskatoon berry jam sandwich later, eh.
Things have been real busy down here, lots of people looking at Mahahual as a place to retire or spend the winter.  Last week I met some people from Indiana, New York, Canada, and Florida that I showed around Mahahual and answered a lot of questions about living here.  Lots of interest here also from expats leaving Belize because of all the crime and corruption.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

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