By Joan Murray

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – When it comes to unusual animals in unusual places, we see it all here in South Florida.

Now we can add to that list – an iguana inside a woman’s toilet.

It happened Tuesday night in a Kendall home. The woman said she got up to use the bathroom and that’s when she saw an unexpected visitor in her commode – a large iguana.

Her daughter says at first her mom thought it was a snake

“It was four feet long with a tail,” said Giselle Quintero. “She closed the lid and left.”

The family called 911.

“They kept asking if it was an emergency and we told them we would like to get it removed,” said Quintero.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Scott Mullin got the call and said it was a first for him – an iguana in a toilet.

Mullin, who guessed it came up through the pipe, donned a pair of gloves, plucked the reptile from the bowl and put it in a box. He then put it in his truck for a ride to a wildlife refuge.

Quintero said she can’t believe all the attention the iguana has garnered on the internet.

“We thought it was funny! It’s something you never expect to see in your toilet,” said Quintero.

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