Liz-ard to catch! Ronnie the runaway iguana is rescued from pub roof by the fire brigade 

Liz-ard to capture! Ronnie the runaway iguana is rescued from pub roof by the fireplace

Liz-ard to capture! Ronnie the runaway iguana is rescued from pub roof by the fireplace brigade

  • Ronnie the iguana was found out sunbathing on the roof of a pub in Folkestone
  • The tropical lizard sneaked out of a nearby window and scaled the pub’s walls
  • Firefighters, working with an aerial ladder, identified the pet and returned him to his owner  










Firefighters could be utilized to rescuing the occasional cat from a tree, but crews in Kent ended up recently termed to anything far more ‘scaley’. 

Ronnie the runaway iguana was identified sunbathing on the roof of a pub in Folkestone after offering his proprietor the slip.

The tropical lizard – apparently offering its greatest Houdini impact – sneaked out from a nearby window and scaled the pub’s walls.

Fortunately firefighters, applying an aerial ladder, managed to uncover the pet reptile on leading of the pub roof where by he was basking in the September sun on Monday lunchtime.

‘RunawayRonnie’, as he was affectionately referred to adhering to his rooftop adventure, was then properly returned to his owner’s arms

‘RunawayRonnie’, as he was affectionately referred to subsequent his rooftop journey, was safely returned to his owner’s arms

Firefighters, using an aerial ladder, managed to find the pet reptile on top of the pub roof where he was basking in the September sun on Monday lunchtime

Firefighters, working with an aerial ladder, managed to come across the pet reptile on major of the pub roof where he was basking in the September solar on Monday lunchtime

Firefighters have been assisted by RSPCA team in making certain the herbivore’s wellbeing during the rescue in East Street, Folkestone Harbour.

RSPCA Inspector David Grant claimed: ‘It’s the very first time I have ever been known as out to rescue an iguana, especially one particular on the loose on a roof.

‘He’d climbed appropriate to the best of the residence and was sunbathing on the roof ridge. We did not want him to run off by horrifying him unnecessarily, so we utilized my fall-net to capture him and we quickly experienced him back on the ground.

Ronnie the runaway iguana was discovered sunbathing on the roof of a pub in Folkestone after giving his owner the slip

Ronnie the runaway iguana was identified sunbathing on the roof of a pub in Folkestone just after providing his proprietor the slip

‘Thankfully, he hadn’t endured any sick effects from his rooftop experience and I was soon ready to reunite him with his grateful homeowners who lived beneath. It could have finished quite in a different way, so I would like to thank Kent Fire & Rescue for all their pro aid.’ 

Kent Fireplace and Rescue Assistance stated on Twitter: ‘It’s not each individual day you rescue an iguana from a pub roof but that is exactly what our crews & @offical-RSPCA responded to in £Folkestone before.

‘RunawayRonnie had escaped from a nearby window & scaled the pub partitions. We’re happy to say he is safely back again in the arms of his proprietor.’

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