If you guessed iguana, you'd be correct.
I live on a stretch of the coastal road that is relatively straight for a mile or so AND has no speed bumps in that stretch to slow people down. Consequently, cars, especially taxis, speed by here at an incredibly fast pace.
I am surprised that we don't see more accidents or even deaths on this road.
So yesterday my curiousity was peaked when I kept seeing golf carts and scooters stop in the road to look at something. When I saw the cameras coming out, I knew I had to grab mine and take a look see. Glad I did.
Somebody had hit some unfortunate iguana and plastered it all over the road. But the amazing part was that this brown snake came out of the nearby bushes and was having himself a quick meal.
He was mouthing a piece and then would roll over and over to break it off. I had no idea that snakes were scavengers like that. He disappeared back into the brush with his prize and then momentarily later would reappear to twist off another piece. I watched until traffic became too crowded and then went home.
I can't count how many times I had locals tell me that there are no snakes on the island. Readers of this blog know as well as I do that that is not true. We for sure have boa constrictors in the wild. Seeing this brown snake yesterday makes four different kinds that I have seen over the years here.
I wonder what kind it is?