Sir David Attenborough Reveals the Pink Iguana

Stop laughing.

Via RawStory:

Veteran British nature broadcaster David Attenborough is to show the first filmed sighting of the rare pink iguana, in a television series on the Galapagos Islands which begins Tuesday.

The 86-year-old filmed the rare Conolophus Marthae iguana in June last year for his new series “Galapagos 3D”, which goes out on Britain’s Sky television.

It was only identified as a separate species in recent years and it will be the first time the creature has been seen on screen.

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  • echar

    Give it five years and you’ll start seeing these at pet stores, just like the crested gecko. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Gecko

    • Matt Staggs

      I won’t complain. I’m the proud owner of a deeply indifferent bearded dragon.

      • echar

        As long as people are aware that it will get huge, and that they need to handle it. Otherwise it will be a total dick. I had to take care of Tegu that was neglected, some dude left it with another person who had no clue on how to take care of it. It was malnourished by the time we got it. We ended up feeding it wet turkey dog food. This thing was at least 3 feet of muscle with four clawed feat. It was fun watching it swim.

        I’d rather have a crested gecko over a beardie, although the orange throated are pretty cool. Anyhow, the crested required less temperature, and they eat fruit/paste. Taking care of crickets is hassle. I suppose if one lives close enough to a pet specialty store, they can buy just enough every few days.

        • Matt Staggs

          I had an iguana in college. It was a nightmare. The bearded dragon is small and docile. Crickets are annoying, but It’s kind of fun watching him hunt them like some kind of little dinosaur.

          • Ted Heistman

            I had a hatchling iguana named “smaug” in Jr. Highschool. He didn’t make it long, unfortunately

            I never figured out a good way to keep full grown snapping turtles as pets but I really tried in those days. I brought one home so big it was unable to turn around in the bathtub. I had his head facing away from the faucet. My Step Father was non-plussed. He went ahead and took a shower anyway.

          • echar

            Turtles are super messy. You need some serious filtration to keep them healthy. Otherwise you’ll be cleaning their habitat daily.

          • Ted Heistman

            Yeah, 30 lbs snapping turtles shit too much, even if you keep them in a 100 gallon cattle trough.

          • echar

            I don’t even know how much water is required, or how much you would want to be moving to keep the chemistry healthy.

          • echar

            Their tails can mess you up. It is fun watching them eat.

  • Ted Heistman

    My Childhood hero!

    • InfvoCuernos

      If you are a fan of Attenborough you should read his life stories, or better yet, listen to it as an audiobook which he narrates himself.

  • Ebola

    Am I the only one who was surprised to find that the headline wasn’t a penis joke?

  • Ted Heistman

    Wow, you really like iguanas!

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