Woman Resorts To CPR To Rescue Drowned Lizard

Youtube screen shot/ Amy Hooks

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A Nevadan woman used CPR to resuscitate a drowning lizard in her backyard pool Friday.

Amy Hooks, a resident of Sumerlin, Nev., noticed a lizard in her backyard pool unable to breathe, prompting her to try to save the lizard’s life. She posted the entire event in a YouTube video.


Hooks began giving up, since the lizard appeared dead. When she resorted to using chest compressions, however, the lizard started breathing again. Hooks did not do mouth-to-mouth CPR techniques on the lizard.

“Oh my god he’s breathing!” Hooks said after applying pressure for 15 seconds.

The family decided to leave the lizard in the sun for awhile to recover from the eventful day.

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Gabrielle Okun