Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet

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Man Finds Bright Green Iguana In Toilet, Calls 911

March 15, 2019 - 7:22 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man called 911 after going to the bathroom and finding a bright green iguana swimming in his toilet.

Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephan Gollan tells the Miami Herald the man "freaked out and didn't know what to do."

He said firefighter Jeff Kurus put on a sterile glove, reached in and grabbed the iguana. He took it outside and released it into the wild.

Gollan said the department "is the end-all-be-all" when it comes to unique calls.

The department tweeted pictures of the iguana, adding "can you imagine lifting the toilet lid and finding this?"

According to the Miami Herald, this isn’t the first time a lizard has crawled into a toilet. Or even the second time. In July 2017, a man took matters into his own hands and donned old ski gloves, a gas mask and a bulletproof vest and removed it himself. A month before, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom One unit removed an iguana from a toilet in West Kendall.

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