Stray iguana found on Palma Sola Causeway

A bicyclist riding along the Palma Sola Causeway this morning found a green iguana sitting alongside Manatee Avenue West and called the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to report the reptile.

Deputy Adam Hall babysat the creature until Justin Matthews of Wildlife Rescue could come and collect him. Matthews said the iguana is around 10 years old, and was definitely a person's pet at one time because the front claws had been removed.