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Dead 80-pound iguana found in freezer at Florida pizza joint

Yes, you read that right, 80 pounds.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — 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 a state wildlife officials encourage people to kill them. 

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