Witness: “Guy with large iguana on crowded MUNI picking dead iguana skin off his iguana.”

good to be back in san francisco. #sfmuni #njudah 🚋🐉

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When riders board San Francisco’s Muni, the first question they ask themselves shouldn’t be, “What are these f—ing iguanas doing here?”

Yet that’s been the case on multiple occasions in recent years, as the city’s reptile lovers can’t seem to travel without towing along their scaly, kale-munching beasts. The latest instance occurred a couple days ago; a man standing on a train, shown above, seemed lost in his music as he admired a lime-colored lizard tucked in his arm like a football. (Perhaps he was listening to Bobby McFerrin’s “Mañana Iguana.”)

The site Muni Diaries has done a wonderful job chronicling the iguana invasion of San Francisco’s public transit. One of the first documented sightings turned out to be an honest-to-goodness service animal named Skippy, shown below in 2012:

Met #skippy the iguana on #muni just now! #sanfrancisco #sf

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Since then the iguanas have kept popping up, as if their natural habitat had somehow morphed from tropical forest to stain-blocking vinyl. (Memo to riders: If you find a free egg on Muni, don’t cook it assuming it’s chicken.) Here are other reports of lizard couriers, in no particular order:

#MDL #mission #district #lizards #sf #california #muni #bus #dfw

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#lizard #pet #bus #muni

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