Boater rescues iguana swimming 4 miles out into the ocean

By Ben Hooper
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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A man boating about four miles off the coast of the Florida Keys recorded his unusual encounter with an apparently disoriented iguana.

The video, filmed Thursday about four miles off the coast of Key West, shows the man encountering an iguana swimming in the ocean.


"Dude, what are you doing out here?" the man asks. "Are you lost, or what?"

The man offers the iguana a ride and comes close so the lizard can climb onto his boat. He then uses an oar to help the iguana reach a spot where it will be able to ride without falling.

"Don't panic and jump off, I'll leave ya," the man jokes as the iguana perches on his cooler.

The man then boats back to shore with his new companion in tow.

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