We just missed catching a ferry to the island last week. Even though our taxi driver tried to prove to us that he had taken a course at the NASCAR driving school for taxis. The bad thing about arriving just in time to see the ferry pull away from the dock is having to sit around for 30 minutes waiting for the next one.
There is an outdoor dining/waiting area there so we pulled up a couple of chairs in the shade and proceeded to wait it out. As soon as the sound of chairs scraping on cement was heard, over to us rushed this guy.
Exhibiting no fear at all, he came right up to me. He was about 2.5 feet long. I have never seen an iguana so close to humans before. At least not voluntarily. Of course, he was looking for a hand out.
There are many iguanas over there but they mostly stay on the rocks. At least they never come onto the cement pads where people are. I think that maybe one too many tourists have been throwing french fries, potato chips or other goodies to these guys. This one has now learned that people = food. Not a good thing. It raises all kinds of concerns in my mind about feeding wild animals, their ability to survive on their own and the increase in aggressiveness.
What do you think about feeding iguanas at the ferry dock? Should a sign be put up? Should they install a fence to keep the iguanas on the rocks. Should they just ignore it?