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I May Have Underestimated Iguanas…

Nick B

Some of you may remember a post I made a little while ago, Florida Man Dons Riot Gear to Pull an Iguana from Toilet.  In regard to how the iguana found its way into the toilet, I so confidently said that an iguana couldn’t fit up the plumbing of a toilet and that it must have come in from an above bathroom vent.  This directly countered the theory made by local pest control, but I just couldn’t believe it.  Maybe I just didn’t want to believe it.  Now I have to face the reality that iguanas can swim up the plumbing and lodge themselves in your bathroom fixtures.  I have completely underestimated the iguana.


Pictured: one smug lizard.


So back in Florida, a family noticed that their toilet wasn’t flushing well and the base leaked.  After trying a plunger to no avail they called a handy family member to detach the toilet from the floor and find what’s causing all of this.  So off came the toilet and they were greeted by not a traditional clog, but one grumpy, wet, and thoroughly stuck iguana.  Using a rope they crafted a makeshift leash, pulled the iguana from the pipe and walked it outside to finally be free again.  Watch the video below for more details.



There is good news: I wasn’t 100% wrong!  Sure, iguanas are more crafty than I originally thought and can swim up piping, but the toilet is still too narrow for most to climb up.  So they might get close, but an iguana the size of the one from the first post wouldn’t be able to come all the way out.  The vent is still the most likely solution!  Hopefully I won’t be coming back two months from now with another article proving that statement wrong.

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