Cayman Racer snake devours Iguana

A Cayman Islands resident captured this Cayman Racer snake in the South Sound area, devouring a Green Iguana.

Cayman Racer snakes are endemic to the Cayman Islands and aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Adults have been known to reach the 4-5ft length.

In fact, no Cayman snakes pose any threat to people, cats or dogs however these non-venomous snakes should be avoided by the average Green Iguana!

For more detailed information about Cayman Racer Snakes visit the
Department of Environment  – Cayman Islands Government 


From the archives: 

In July Tad Stoner reported on rare twin iguanas, read our story here.

In June Norma Connolly reported that Blue Iguana numbers near the 1,000 number target. Read more.

Saving the Brac Rock Iguana was a popular story in March.

Last year the Green Iguana was subject to hellish treatment

And in January our editorial discussed the need for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman residents to get tough with Green Iguanas. A later advisory asked people to contact the Department of Environment’s Iguana Hotline instead.

And we’ll never miss the opportunity to get your eyes on our most popular story of all time – Small fish who took a big bite from 2007!



Cayman Racer snakes are only found in the Cayman Islands, all three islands have been known for unique subspecies.
– Dr. Alexandra Rado