Dave Delucia observed a mysterious person swimming about in his client’s pool while he was outside. Alligators are common in Florida, but there are many more species that may be seen exploring the area. He only had to have the guts to find out what a swimming shadow meant.
Delucia took a net and moved closer to the invader in an effort to free him.
… and discovered he wasn’t an alligator at all. Just a very large iguana.
A little relieved, Delucia was able to gently scoop the iguana up in a net and carry him over the fence, where he assumed he’d come from.
“The neighbor has alot of exotic fruit trees so his yard is a breeding ground,” Delucia wrote on TikTok. “They all hang out there [and] live there.”
The iguana handled the incident with unusual composure. It appears that he plunged into the pool after falling from a tree when it was being pruned. He didn’t appear alarmed, though, and when he understood that someone was there to assist him, he did so politely.
Iguanas are able to leap vast distances and hold their breath underwater for extended periods of time, so it’s simple to understand how this man came to be in this predicament. Delucia and the other neighbors are willing to help if it occurs, but we hope it doesn’t happen again.