We are changing our search tactics based on some conversations I've had with Iguana owners. We now search for him early in the morning when the sun is just coming up hoping to catch him moving into a basking position.
Have you considered the possibility of ig-napping? I find it hard to believe that such a large iguana could go un-sighted for so long without some sort of intervention. Bert was ig-napped twice, but I was lucky enough to get him back both times (after paying ransome, of course).
Yes, we do consider that, but I think it is highly unlikely. I was gone for 3-minutes, there was no one else around and Rex would not have let himself be picked up and run off with without a struggle. He's a big boy and unless the person knew what they were doing, they would have been stopped by his posturing.
The fact that he ran off so quickly (Rex doesn't usually run from anything) leads me to believe he ran up a tree. Anywhere else on the ground and I would have found him.
Still no sign of our beloved Rexy. though I still believe he is alive and safe and snickering at us from some tree in the yard.
Thank God we finally got the equipment needed so we can both be on-line now. Now the kids want mommy to get off the computer too. Still no sign of Rex. I have looked for him high and low. I'm still surprised nobody has called the police to report a peeping Tammy in their bushes or under their porch. LOL!! We are not giving up on him.
As far as the ig-napping goes, I'm conflicted. It is possible that someone may have found him and taken him in. But then his size can be very intimidating to those who are not familiar with iguanas.
Hopefully they will see one of the many, many fliers Dom3 has hung around the neighborhood (on EVERY tree and telephone pole). I also ran into my friend, who just happens to be the animal control guy for our town, and let him know he still hasn't come home. So we are still on the look out.
Keep Rexy in your prayers all, and try to direct him to home. I miss him so much it's becoming unbearable.