LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. – Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida, causing problems for the state’s environment, but one South Florida city has felt the impacts of the reptiles more directly after one caused a large power outage.
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According to the city of Lake Worth Beach, an iguana caused a large-scale outage Wednesday because of an iguana at a substation on 6th Avenue.
The city did not say exactly how the lizard caused the outage. WPBF in West Palm Beach reports that the iguana hit a transformer with its tail, causing the outage and killing the reptile.
As of Wednesday evening, everyone is back on the grid, according to the utility company’s outage map.
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