Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911

The lizard was removed and released without harm.
[Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue]
[Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue]
Published March 15
Updated March 15

FORT LAUDERDALE — 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.”

READ MORE: How do so many iguanas get in Florida toilet bowls?

He says 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 says 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?”

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