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Understanding the Iguana Gang

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If you’ve read the Night Buddies books, you know that the iguana gang stirs up all sorts of trouble for John and Crosley. They are a greedy, manipulative, and evil gang—all the things that Night Buddies are not. But maybe we are just misunderstanding the iguanas because we don’t know enough about them! Here are five of the most interesting facts we know about iguanas that might help you to understand the gang a little bit better.


1.)  Iguanas are among the most popular exotic animals kept as pets around the world, and because of this they’ve become an endangered species. I know if I was part of an endangered species, I might be a little crabby too!

2.)  Iguanas can be found in Mexico, Central America, several islands in the Pacific and in the Caribbean. The iguanas in the Night Buddies books must be feeling a little out of place in the city. They might just be acting out because they aren’t familiar with the area.

3.)  Iguanas are herbivores, which means that they feed on leaves, flowers, fruit, and growing shoots of 100 different species of plant. There’s a reason they don’t like pineapple cheesecake. . .it doesn’t fit in with their very healthy diet.

4.)  An iguana’s tail can be broken off by predators, though it grows back without permanent damage. The iguana gang can feel pretty confident going out to fight knowing that a part of their bodies will grow back if they are somehow harmed by their enemies.

5.)  Iguanas can decide to end their own lives if they feel they are not being well taken care of by their owners. Our iguana gang really has to look out for one another and make sure each member is taken care of to make sure that doesn’t happen!

So there you have it. The iguana gang might have their reasons for being mean and greedy creatures, but it doesn’t make them any more likeable. Maybe one day they’ll learn that being mean to others won’t solve their problems, but thankfully for now we have John and Crosley to clean up their messes!




Top 5 Reasons Crocodiles Are Even Cooler Than You Thought!

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We all know that Crosley the Crocodile is pretty awesome, what with his out-of-this-world appetite for Pineapple Cheesecakes and his impeccable Black Bottom dance skills, but did you know just how cool all crocodiles can be? Here are some reasons why Crosley thinks it’s cool to be a crocodile.


1.)    Crocodiles can be found all around the world! They live in the tropics of North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. This makes them different from alligators, which are only found in parts of the United States and China.

2.)    Crocodiles have a similar lifespan to humans. They usually live anywhere from seventy to one hundred years! The Nile crocodile tends to live longer, making it closer to one hundred years in age, while the Saltwater crocodile usually lives to about seventy years old.

3.)    Saltwater crocodiles are the largest species of crocodile, and is the largest reptilian predator in the world. The males can end up being twenty-two feet long, and almost 4400 pounds! On average, though, they end up being around seventeen feet long and two thousand pounds, which is still quite a bit bigger than any of us!

4.)    Crocodiles have the strongest bite of any animal in the world. Despite this, however, the muscles that open the crocodile’s jaws are not very powerful. A strong person could hold a crocodile’s mouth closed with their bare hands!

5.)    Crocodiles really do cry! Tears are normally only noticeable if the crocodile has been out of the water for a long time and the eyes begin to dry out, they don’t cry from emotion like people do.

Courtesy of Pixabay

Courtesy of Pixabay

Despite being one of the coolest species (or at least Crosley thinks so), just make sure you don’t try to befriend a crocodile in the wild. The only ones humans should be playing with are the ones that show up with a Night Buddies adventure to complete!

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