Toilet-clogging iguana is far from a pipe dream

iStock/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- A large lizard drew quite a few stares in Florida - not for its size, but its location.

Oscar Tabares was trying to unclog a toilet at his family’s warehouse last Wednesday. When a plunger couldn’t do the job he called on family to help him remove the toilet.

Tabares told ABC affiliate WPLG-TV an iguana was looking back at him in the toilet’s drain pipe, and he has the video to prove it.

Footage provided to WPLG-TV shows Tabares’ uncle playing reptile wrangler and removing the lizard with a piece of rope.

The Sunshine State is no stranger to surprise guests in its plumbing. In May, a woman in Miami called 911 after finding an iguana in her toilet.

Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told WPLG-TV earlier this year that iguanas are “excellent swimmers and they can hold their breath for an extended period of time.”

As for the fate of this most recent commode-loving curiosity, Tabares said his uncle safely released the iguana outside.

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