In their native environment, reptiles use camouflage to protect themselves. I have watched green iguanas climb into foliage and completely disappear. I knew the iguana was in there, but I could not see her or him.
Consequently, I amused when the reptiles in my house attempt to hide.
Here is a box turtle hiding.
And a green iguana hiding in the bed where she knows she isn’t allowed.
Same with this rhinoceros iguana hiding under the sofa pillows, instead of her usual rock den.
I don’t mind that they don’t hide very well. The tortoises figure if their heads are under something, the rest of their body must be there, too. And, with the iguanas forgetting their tails are sticking out, it makes them easier to find.
Of course, it’s important to know where your kids are.
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