Watch where you sit: Iguana found in Florida man’s toilet

Reptile stayed inside bowl for days, homeowner says

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A Florida homeowner got quite the scare after finding a spiny tailed iguana in his toilet.

Kurt Hilberth, of Hollywood, said he originally spotted the reptile while brushing his teeth last month.

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He says he tried several times to free the aggressive iguana, but every time the reptile would sink lower into the toilet bowl.

After three days, Hilberth called in a professional trapper, who put a stick in the toilet, allowing the iguana a way to climb out of the bowl.

Experts say the reptile likely got into the bathroom through a sewage vent stack on the roof of Hilberth’s home.


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