A dead 80-pound iguana was found in the freezer of a pizza restaurant in Florida.
Though the lizard was housed in a separate mini-freezer, and not with the restaurant’s food storage, it was still a violation of health code.
According to reports, the iguana was discovered by state inspectors who were performing a health code check.
Though the lizard was housed in a separate mini-freezer, and not with the restaurant’s food storage, the discovery was still counted as a violation of health code. The lizard was reportedly discarded immediately afterward.
Among the 27 violations the eatery faced were rodent droppings, dead roaches, food with “mold-like growths” and equipment that was not properly cleaned, the report shared.
The restaurant was forced to temporarily close on June 18 for a day, the Sun-Sentinel reported, due to the violations, 10 of which were classified as high-priority.