Fort Lauderdale resident finds iguana in toilet, calls firefighters for help

Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 11:22:44-04

Here's a friendly reminder to always check the toilet before using the bathroom in South Florida. You never know what could be lurking!

A Fort Lauderdale resident found that out on Thursday, prompting them to call firefighters.

The homeowner said they went to use the bathroom when they spotted a large iguana just hanging out in their toilet bowl.

Crews with Engine 13 responded to the house and their "crews took the lizard outside and released him without harm!"

It's unclear how the iguana made its way into the toilet, but this isn't the first time this has happened in Florida.

Three other similar incidents have happened recently: one in May 2017 in west Kendall , one in Key Biscayne in July 2017 and a third incident in November 2017 in Palmetto, Florida.