Man on bicycle injured after iguana crossed his path


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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said a man suffered several injuries after he ran over an iguana that darted into [his] path.

Deputies said the 62-year-old Marathon man was riding his bike on the Crane Point Hammock path when the reptile ran directly in front of the front tire of the man’s bicycle.

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Deputies said that the man hit the iguana at which time it became lodged in between the front tire and fork. The front-wheel then locked up, which cause the man to be thrown over the handlebars of the bicycle.

The 62-year-old was transported to Fisherman’s Hospital where he was treated for injuries to his head, arms, and legs.

The iguana was pronounced dead at the scene.