A man paddling in the Florida Keys captured the moment he rescued a stranded iguana swimming about four miles from shore.
The kayaker was coming back from an off-shore trip when he noticed something floating in the distance.
“All I could see were the multiple fins running down its back so I thought it was some sort of palm frond, but it just didn’t look right,” he wrote in the description of the Youtube video. “I ended up stopping and noticed that it started swimming.”
The reptile swam up to the motorized kayak and at first didn’t look like he was going to make it on. But once a paddle was offered, the iguana decided to accept some help.