Florida Man Startled After Coming Across Angry Iguana In Toilet
While many might assume iguanas are native to Florida, they’re actually an invasive species that have, quite literally, taken over the state. If you don’t live there, you likely only hear of the reptiles around the wintertime, when they freeze and fall out of trees. However, they’re actually a year-round nuisance, as one man learned when he looked into his toilet and saw one angrily hissing at him.
Florida man gets a nasty shock as angry IGUANA invades his toilet bowl https://t.co/hG7GGZr1F0 pic.twitter.com/YZYyuKHaFV
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 21, 2023
The man, 58-year-old John Riddle of Hollywood, Florida, was about to close his bathroom door when he looked down at the toilet and saw the iguana, which he told WSVN was “splashing and hissing at me.” For someone who already isn’t a fan of reptiles, this was not the sight he expected – nor wanted – to come across.
“I walked in my bathroom and found Godzilla in my toilet,” he told the Daily Mail.
As Riddle was figuring out how to remove the iguana from his home, he said it ventured deeper into the toilet. While he waited for it to calm down, he set up a baby gate, to keep it from running into his bedroom.
“I came back probably a little less than an hour later, and there he was again, splashing around,” he told WSVN. “This was my chance, and I was trying to work up the nerve to grab him and throw him out, but before I did that, he crawled out, and crawled, like, behind the toilet, and that’s when I grabbed the strainer and shooed him out.”
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Once the reptile was out of the house, it dove into Riddle’s pool, after which it ran into the backyard. He assured WSVN that it wasn’t hurt in the encounter, and added that he hopes to never again see the iguana inside his residence.