Detroit Zoo by way of the Yucatan

A stowaway from Mexico made it all the way to Sterling Heights in a shipment of auto parts before getting caught and given a new home in Royal Oak — at the Detroit Zoo.

The foot-long rare reptile called a Yucatán spiny-tailed iguana was spotted scooting across a loading dock July 29 at Ford Motor’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, zoo spokeswoman Patricia Janeway said.

“This is a unique and rare rescue situation,” Detroit Zoo curator of reptiles Jeff Jundt said.

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