An iguana suns itself on a fence in Ilamorada, Florida. A reptile similar to this specimen slithered up through pipes and was waiting in the toilet for the unsuspecting  homeowner in the Miami area.
Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Watch: Iguana slithers into toilet from pipes, startles family 

An iguana made a startling appearance in a Florida family’s toilet Tuesday, scaring the women who discovered it and prompting a 911 call.

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It seems the reptile had somehow traveled through the home’s pipes and ventured out in the toilet.

Rather than handling the scaly intruder herself, the homeowner called police.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Lt. Scott Mullin told the Miami Herald that it was the first time he had ever encountered an iguana in a toilet. Mullins said he usually finds snakes.

”I have no idea how it got there,” Mullin told the Herald. “I (sic) guessing it probably came up through the pipes.”

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Mullin removed the iguana for the family and turned it over to a local wildlife center, according to the newspaper. 

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Shelby Lin Erdman  and Sandra Nortunen contributed to this story.

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