Iguana Steal My Burger
Max Mannion, 9, was relaxing with his family on a Mexican beach when the 2-foot-long critter leaped onto his sunbed.
The brazen lizard seized the burger bun and sprinted away across the sand to enjoy its free lunch.
The startled Max yells “Get off me burger!” before the nimble reptile dashes off.
His mother Lindsey, 43, filmed the hilarious moment on March 28 while the family was on a two-week holiday in the Riviera Maya resort during the Easter holidays.
“There was eight of us in total, four kids and four adults. We were all screaming on the sunbeds. The hotel is set in the rainforest in the middle of nowhere. There was signs everywhere saying ‘do not feed the animals’ because it destroys the ecosystem, but they just nick the food,” Lindsey said.
“There were loads of iguanas roaming the beach. Their bins all have the lids on and they came out from nowhere, knocked the top of the bin off and they were in the bin nicking hot dogs and stuff.
“It was the funniest thing. They are obviously wise to it, I don’t know how you stop them from eating it.
“My little girl Nancy was screaming, ‘mummy!’ We were oblivious until he jumped under the umbrella ready to pounce … He looked at Nancy – that’s why she was screaming – but she didn’t have any food. Max was trying to guard his burger … Max loves his food and he won’t let anyone near his food.
“But an iguana cleared off with his burger.