A yoga instructor has gone viral after she was attacked by an iguana in the middle of her routine. 

Twitter user @bahamahoopyogi was stretching with her back arched against a scenic backdrop of a golden beach and picturesque weather.

But she was quickly put in a difficult position by the lizard, who couldn’t resist the temptation of nibbling her hand, reports LADbible.

Over three million people have watched the hilarious video, which shows the yoga instructor’s panic as she realises the creature has latched to her body and drawn blood.

The relaxing scene turns chaotic and she can be heard shouting: “Ow! He bit my f****** finger!”

She later wrote online: “Everyone keeps asking if I didn’t see it.

“To be clear, there were iguanas all over the beach. Ppl go there to feed them all the time.”

Thousands took to the comments to make light of the situation.

One joked: “That iguana stood there after he bit her like, ‘yeah I did it and what’.”

A second added: “What (has) me weak is how he bit you and (stayed) right (there) to watch you get mad.”

Whilst another said: “I lived in a tropical island for 10 years and this the first time I’ve seen an iguana bite someone.”

The creatures, which mainly live in Central and South America and the Caribbean, have “exceptionally sharp teeth” that can cause “serious cuts”, according to experts.

Pet website The Pet Enthusiast says: “An iguana bite is not poisonous or venomous, but it can do serious damage.

“Iguanas have atrophied venom glands that produce only a very weak and harmless venom. Their bites can cause serious injuries to the fingers, ankles, wrists, and face.”

It goes on to say that anyone bitten by an iguana is recommended get medical treatment and complete a course of antibiotics.

The unfortunate yoga instructor has since confirmed that her finger has recovered and she went to the doctor who prescribed treatment.