The Unexpected Iguana: A Tale from the Sunshine State

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I’ve got a story that’s sure to tickle your funny bone.

It’s about an iguana, a toilet, and a shocked homeowner.

Yes, you read that right.

This tale is from the Sunshine State, Florida, where the unexpected is part of everyday life.

Now, we all know that iguanas are a common sight in Florida.

They’re as Floridian as orange juice and alligators.

But finding one in your toilet?

That’s a new one, even for me!

And I’ve been in this field for five years, folks.

So, here’s what happened.

A man in Florida went to use his bathroom and found an iguana lounging in his toilet. Talk about a surprise guest! I bet he never thought he’d need to check his toilet for reptiles.

But hey, this is Florida we’re talking about.

Now, I can’t help but think of the book “Iguanas for Dummies” by Melissa Kaplan.

In it, she talks about how iguanas are excellent climbers and swimmers.

They’re also known to seek water when feeling stressed or threatened. So, maybe our toilet-dwelling friend was looking for a place to chill out.

But let’s not forget; iguanas are not native to Florida.

They’re invasive species, likely brought over as pets and then released into the wild. And boy, have they thrived! They’re everywhere – parks, backyards, and now, apparently, toilets.

This story is a reminder of how adaptable these creatures are.

It’s also a wake-up call for us to be responsible pet owners.

If you’re considering getting an iguana or any other exotic pet, ensure you’re ready for the commitment. Releasing them into the wild can have severe consequences for the local ecosystem.

So, don’t forget to check your toilet next time you’re in Florida.

You never know who might be waiting to say hello!

And if you do find an iguana in your bathroom, remember to stay calm, call a local wildlife rescue, and maybe snap a photo. After all, it’s not every day you find an iguana in your toilet!

Until next time, stay curious and keep exploring the wonderful world of reptiles.

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Alina Hartley
Alina Hartley

Alina Hartley is a small-town girl with a ginormous love of bearded dragons. It all started with Winchester, a baby bearded who was abandoned at the shelter by his former owners because of a birth defect that caused one front leg to be shorter than the other. Alina originally went to the shelter looking for a guinea pig, but one look at Winchester and it was love at first sight. From that day on, Alina has dedicated her life to learning everything she can about bearded dragons. She loves helping new beardie parents start their incredible journey with these magnificent reptiles.
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