The Martin County Sheriff’s Office helped a family in Jensen Beach when an unusual intruder made its way into their laundry room.
Animal services officers Kimberly Guile and Brent Lavy responded to the call on Tuesday, where they cornered a 4-foot, scaly orange iguana.
The creature was taken into custody without incident and transported to an iguana-friendly facility, the sheriff’s office said.
Many iguanas spotted in Florida are green, but according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission male iguanas sometimes “take on an orange or pink color during breeding season.”
Iguanas like the one captured in Jensen Beach can grow up to 5-feet long and weigh up to 17 pounds, said FWC.
Officer Guile commented on the post Wednesday saying that the only reason the sheriff’s office took the iguana is because they believe “he is a pet, judging from his friendly, calm demeanor.”
“He is safe and warm while we network to try to find the owner,” Guile wrote.