A woman staying at a Key West resort was bitten by an iguana, but the reptile nipped her toe because she harassed the iguana to the point of angering it, according to police.
It's not clear who called police to the Coconut Mallory Resort at 1445 N. Roosevelt Blvd. last week, but Amy Russell, 39, from Alabama, told police the iguana bit her toe and she feared contracting salmonella.
Most iguanas are wild and the resort doesn't own the "bright green medium-sized iguana," Key West Officer Brenda Sellers wrote in her report. Also, iguanas generally stay away from humans and rarely bite.
Sellers wrote in her report that Russell, upon showing her toe with "bright red toenail polish," "was squeezing her toe like she was trying to make it look red." But the officer wrote "no injury was visible."
Two other women at the resort told Sellers that Russell was "pushing her foot toward the iguana, antagonizing it."