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Florida woman finds spiny-tailed iguana in her toilet

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A Florida woman is recovering from the shock of a lifetime after finding an iguana in her toilet.

Dani Craven was cleaning her toilet when she encountered the spiny-tailed iguana.

"All I could see were scaly, like a scaly tail. I couldn't tell if it was an alligator or a lizard. I didn't know," she said.

When she realized it was a lizard, she was terrified. She placed bricks on top of the toilet to make sure it would not escape.

Her husband was not going to arrive home until late, so she put out a plea for help on Facebook. 

Her friend, Shannon Walker, was happy to oblige, thinking to herself, "it's just a lizard."

Walker was shocked to see the size of the iguana.

It wasn't easy, but she was eventually able to catch it and turned it over to wildlife expert Justin Matthews.

He believes it was likely someone's pet that was flushed away.
 
"I was thinking, 'oh man, at least they looked before they sat down,'" he said.

Craven's advice for others: "Don't flush your pets down the toilet!"


Dani Craven discovered the iguana when she went to clean her toilet. (NBC photo)

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