A bearded dragon was saved from certain death after he was dumped in a bin.
Driver Steve Bissett - who works for Somerset Waste Partnership in Bridgwater - found the poor creature in some recycling he was collecting and took him back to the depot, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.
He said: "I did knock on the door of the house where the box was, but they said it was nothing to do with them. We put him in a cardboard box with some newspaper.
"He was alive but cold and hardly moving. We called him Iggy Pop, and took him back to our depot. It is about the strangest thing I have ever found in a recycling box."
The lucky animal was taken to Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre.