Coyote Peterson and Cameraman Mario Aldecoa Catch a Flying Spiny-Tailed Iguana in Mid-Air

While visiting the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization in Costa Rica, adventure host Coyote Peterson of Brave Wilderness and wildlife biologist/photographer Mario Aldecoa teamed up together in order to catch an unsuspecting juvenile black spiny-tailed iguana as it flew from a secluded hiding place right into mid-air . The first time the two men attempted this trick, Aldecoa’s camera impeded his reach and the startled iguana slipped away. The second time, sans camera, they were successful in their mission. The lizard didn’t seem all that happy about being caught but, as with all the animals investigated on Brave Wilderness, was released as soon as they were done.

Coyote helps Mario catch a Flying Iguana! Well more like a jumping Iguana, but catching a lizard jumping off of a roof is still super impressive if you ask us. Get ready to see the skills of our wildlife biologist in action! Big thanks to everyone at Kids Saving the Rainforest for hosting the crew at this location.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.