Saturday 19 January 2019

This iguana rescue is the craziest thing you’ll see today

This iguana has some swimming skills.

Green Iguana swimming in a lagoon (passion4nature/Getty/PA)
Green Iguana swimming in a lagoon (passion4nature/Getty/PA)

By Taylor Heyman

An iguana had a lucky escape when he was rescued from the sea by a man on a kayak four miles from shore.

Steve, who runs the Key West Kayak Fishing YouTube page, was on the way back from a trip when he noticed an odd shape moving in the water.

“I have seen plenty swimming around the islands, but never one that far out,” wrote Steve on his YouTube channel.

“Most likely, because of the King tides that are occurring it got caught in one of the swift outgoing tides and got pushed out to sea.”

Steve stopped paddling and encouraged the little green iguana to hop aboard. It caught a lift to the nearest mangroves then leapt off back onto dry land.

A lucky escape for this brave lizard!

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