I was just about to go to bed when I heard a noise coming from my living room. It sounded like someone was trying to open the window, but it couldn’t be because we don’t have any windows in that room. I turned on the light and looked around for what could have made the sound. That’s when I saw it: a green iguana, sitting there in my living room! The poor thing must have been scared out of its mind because it started hissing at me as soon as he noticed me looking at him. He had no idea where he was, so naturally, he wanted out of there quickly . which is why he kept opening up all the doors and trying to climb through them!
I grabbed my cell phone and took a few pictures of him, then I called the Animal Control to come take care of this green iguana. They said they would send someone over as soon as possible so that we could get the animal out safely. It was close to midnight by now, so it wasn’t like there were any pet stores open at this time of night for me to buy something for the little guy in case he needed food or water before being set free again.
Luckily enough, when the Animal Control officer arrived on scene just half an hour later (amazing!), she had some cat food with her! She gave it to me along with instructions on how often I should feed him if need be until his release date and time.
I should have been feeling relieved by now, but the sound of his claws on the hardwood floors was getting closer to me as he made his way over here! I decided that it would be best if I just let him go outside and get a good look at my yard before setting him free for easy access in case he needs water or something else while out there…which is when things got even more horrifying than they already were! As soon as we opened up our back door, off he went – straight onto the roof of our garage where he proceeded to pee all over everything inside from what can only be assumed are pent-up frustrations judging by how angry little guy looked.
It didn’t take long for us to chase after him and get up there to try to coax him down. But that’s when he looked at me with those big, green eyes of his as if the horror was only starting for us now! He then proceeded to take off running towards my car in a sprint–but not before jumping onto it first.
I knew I had no choice but to grab a net and head outside after what could have been an expensive repair bill from all of this destruction by now…which is when things got even more horrifying than they already were! As soon as we opened up our back door, off he went – straight onto the roof of our garage where he proceeded to pee all over everything inside from what can only be assumed are pent-up frustrations judging by how he was running around and how out of control this whole experience has been.
What’s worse is that when I finally caught him, his skin felt like it was burning from all the urine on my hands (and now probably on me too for some reason) so we had to get a towel to wrap up his bottom half (to keep him from peeing more). It wasn’t until then that I found what seemed to be hundreds of fleas jumping off of him onto our floor!
There are two points worth noting: one, these things are nocturnal meaning they sleep during the day; and two, iguanas are actually dangerous animals as they can inflict quite a bit of damage with their claws if provoked or not handled properly.
Even though I did not provoke this iguana and handled him as best I could, we are both still a little shaken up. But the point is that these animals are dangerous regardless of what people say about them! They’re just like any other animal–they have their own needs and behaviors (I’m sure they all have some kind of predator instinct) so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t panic if you find one in your house or business but don’t touch unless absolutely necessary either because then you might get hurt too! And never forget: always watch out for yourself first before considering someone else’s safety!