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Sausage, onion and iguana: Dead reptile found in Florida pizza restaurant

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 15:48:33-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- File it under pizza toppings only offered in Florida.

State inspectors say they found an 80-pound iguana stashed in the freezer at a local pizza joint. Pizza Mambo in West Palm Beach was forced to close for a day last week following the inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

A restaurant employee told the South Florida Sun Sentinel the reptile was gifted to the owner and stored in a separate freezer away from the restaurant's food.

It was immediately trashed after they were informed it was a violation.

Non-native iguanas are multiplying so rapidly that state wildlife officials encourage people to kill them.