A woman from Salem, Oregon, saved her 3-year-old pet bearded dragon by performing CPR after finding him blue and floating unconscious in his pool on Tuesday.
Sherrie Dolezal, 62, performed chest compressions on the lizard, hung him upside down to clear water from his mouth and blew air into his mouth. Soon, he opened his eyes and started to move.
Dolezal, who calls herself a reptile rescuer, keeps nearly two dozen other lizards at her home. The one she saved with CPR is named Del Sol.
Dolezal said she put Del Sol in his pool but had forgotten to put rocks in it so he could climb out. She'd been having a crazy day with errands and pet care, and when she returned to find Del Sol, she said she thought he was dead but tried CPR anyway.