CHEEKY BURGER: Watch moment Derbyshire schoolboy is mugged of his lunch on holiday - by hungry iguana

This is the hilarious moment a Derbyshire schoolboy was mugged of his lunch on holiday – when a hungry IGUANA snatched his burger.

Nine-year-old Max Mannion was relaxing with his family on a Mexican beach when the 2ft-long critter leapt onto his sunbed and grabbed the snack.

Max Mannion was relaxing on a sun lounger when the animal jumped up and took his lunch

Max Mannion was relaxing on a sun lounger when the animal jumped up and took his lunch

The brazen lizard then sprinted away across the sand with the burger bun in its jaws.

In the video, Max is heard yelling: “Get off me burger!” before the cheeky reptile dashes off to enjoy its free lunch.

Max’s mum Lindsey, 43, filmed the bizarre incident while the family were on holiday in the Riviera Maya resort during the Easter holidays.

The accounts manager, from Derby, said: "There was eight of us in total, four kids and four adults.

The iguana grabbed the burger bun from Max's plate and then ran off

The iguana grabbed the burger bun from Max's plate and then ran off

"We were all screaming on the sunbeds.

"The hotel is set in the rainforest in the middle of nowhere.

"There was signs everywhere saying ‘do not feed the animals’ because it destroys the ecosystem, but they just nick the food.

"There were loads of iguanas roaming the beach.

"Their bins all have the lids on and they came out from nowhere, knocked the top of the bin off and they were in the bin nicking hot dogs and stuff.

"It was the funniest thing.

"They are obviously wise to it, I don’t know how you stop them from eating it.

"We were oblivious until he jumped under the umbrella ready to pounce.

"I just moved my foot.

"Max was trying to guard his burger and it jumped up and ran off with it.

"Max loves his food and he won’t let anyone near his food but an iguana cleared off with his burger.

"All the kids thought it was hilarious."

The footage was captured while the family enjoyed a two-week holiday at the Grand Sirenis hotel.