Woman discovers foot-long iguana in toilet

MIAMI, Fl. (WSAV) – A trip to the restroom led one Florida woman to a scary discovery — a foot-long iguana lounging in her toilet.

The woman’s daughter, Giselle Quintero, says “she just saw green, closed it and took off.”

Quintero’s mother found the reptile on Tuesday, May 17 around 10:30 p.m. and promptly called her family living nearby.

“I felt like I was the Robin in the superhero comic,” said Gabriel, the woman’s grandson who came to remove the iguana.

Gabriel was shocked by the size of the iguana. Instead of taking any chances of being bitten, scratched or whipped by the tail of the reptile, he dialed 911.

Much to the relief of the family, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue quickly removed the iguana from their home.

“Seeing one in your house is never really fun. Especially when it’s in the toilet and you have to use the bathroom,” Gabriel said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) officials claim that a nearby canal may have been the iguana’s entry method.

This was a first for MDFR. Hopefully a last for iguana visits in the Quintero home.

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