Iguanas on Mars!

November 13, 2013

The Cold Blooded News

NASA’s rover Curiosity has taken a photo of what at least one person takes to be a real iguana on Mars, basking in the glow of the red planet. The UFO Sightings Daily blog reported the discovery, noting that the “rock iguana” is so similar to an actual iguana that it cannot be discounted. I would like to believe that this is a cousin of the the Reptilia Droc 🙂

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Martian Iguana. Photo by NASA/UFO Sightings Daily

“To say it’s just a rock would be very closed minded to the evidence at hand,” Scott C. Waring, the blog’s founder, told the Huffington Post. “Not only does it have a body, but look closely and you will see its lower neck skin, its mouth line, nostril hole and even an open eye with a large brow over it.”


Though scientists say that there is no hard evidence that a Martian Iguana once searched the red planet for fruits and veggies, some scientists say that an ancient “gray Mars” had conditions that were once favorable for life.


For those who are interested in going on a herping expedition to the Red Planet, Mars One is currently conducting a global search for candidates for the first human mission to Mars in 2023.

Full story here.