What looked like a path from our window appears up close to be an effort to prevent erosion.
Suddenly a large lizard jumped out of the bushes and onto the cement blocks just a few feet in front of us.
It (he or she) was about three feet long, with "spikes" on its back and a striped tail.
A Mexican spiny-tailed iguana? Maybe, but we're not sure, and after the photo op we left the lizard alone.