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Old 05-23-2005, 06:07 PM   #11
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. They look like iguanas to me, too - used to have one back in the day.

I would have loved to have one, in highschool my best friends brother had one named Taco. He was about 5 1/2 to 6 feet from tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, I got smacked across the face one time, thought it broke my jaw, I had a black eye and some nasty cuts on my face from it, he also decided to use me once as a climbing post and flew up my back, sinking some very nasty nails in my skin, I still have some faint scars on my leg and back from the beast... never felt pain like that before, wound up having to take antibiotics because they started to get infected, Very neat animals, but become very unmanagable for an inexpierenced person once they start getting any size to them. Im sure it also come from lack of training/handling
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ummmm maybe Iguana? But Im not a reptile fan, but that would be my guess...
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A Basilisks is the creature that Harry Potter batteled in The Chamber of Secerets... I think?
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Those are green iguanas, Iguana iguana.

Basilisks are two things....one a mythological creature capable of turning creatures to stone with its gaze...the other is a couple of species of smallish lizards, the most stunning of which is the green sailfin basilisk, Basilicus plumifrons:

http://urth.acsu.buffalo.edu/~pjg/basilisk.jpg
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By the by, those are some nice photos....the red-tailed cat and tiger shovelnose cat are quite impressive, as is the pacu...I assume all three share the same tank?
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.the other is a couple of species of smallish lizards, the most stunning of which is the green sailfin basilisk, Basilicus plumifrons:

http://urth.acsu.buffalo.edu/~pjg/basilisk.jpg
He is awsome! I love his sails? Fins? What ever they are called, he IS stunning...
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Thanks for the comments everyone, and yes, the pacus and the catfish shared the same tank 8)
I was just too late to see them feed the piranhas.......all that was left was empty fish skeletons hanging on a wire.
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I was just too late to see them feed the piranhas.......all that was left was empty fish skeletons hanging on a wire.
An aquarium in France does the same thing....but with a really big tank with several hundred piranha....and they use a goat carcass on a chain.
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That would be so neat to see... nature at its finest...
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Great pics Thomas, thanks for sharing them!
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