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Woman 'gives birth to a lizard' in Indonesia


Posted on Thursday, 19 June, 2014 | Comment icon 44 comments

The gecko was allegedly alive after its 'birth'. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Russavia
Authorities have launched an official investigation after a woman allegedly gave birth to a live gecko.
31-year-old Debi Nubatonis had been exhibiting all the normal signs of a healthy eight-month pregnancy when she went in to labour at a hospital in Indonesia recently, but when instead of a baby the bewildered midwife discovered that the expectant mother had given birth to a live gecko the story suddenly became the focus of much controversy and intrigue.

Despite bearing all the hallmarks of a hoax, authorities insisted on launching an investigation to try and explain what had happened.

One proposed theory was that the woman had suffered from pseudocyesis or a "phantom pregnancy" in which there hadn't actually been anything in her womb. Another suggestion was that the lizard had jumped on to the birthing table beforehand and that the midwife had mistakenly believed it to have come from the patient.

"So the gecko coming out is probably some kind of hoax," said Dr Messe Ataupa. "Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science."

Source: Metro | Comments (44)

Tags: Birth, Lizard, Gecko, Indonesia


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #35 Posted by plaguedmedusa on 20 June, 2014, 5:49
Yeah.....and Im a leprechaun.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Azznerak the Black on 20 June, 2014, 21:56
After reading stories like this it warms my heart to know there are still stupid-ass people in dirt holes across the globe that will believe anything.
Comment icon #37 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 20 June, 2014, 22:00
I heard In over in Perth WA that a lady gave birth to a 5 lb grape later on the doctor stood on it accidently and said it gave out a little WhINE.
Comment icon #38 Posted by stevemagegod on 21 June, 2014, 0:27
She gave birth to the Geico Lizard. !
Comment icon #39 Posted by Hawkin on 22 June, 2014, 5:55
I've heard of situations where women thought they weren't pregnant but thought they were just gaining weight but 9 months later they give birth. lol
Comment icon #40 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 24 June, 2014, 8:15
Must have enjoyed the lizard struggling inside. Constantly hitting her ... spot
Comment icon #41 Posted by OUTSIDER F-XILES on 26 June, 2014, 16:14
I wonder if there are lizard schools in her area....
Comment icon #42 Posted by iWitness on 26 June, 2014, 16:46
Now we know where baby lot lizards come from.
Comment icon #43 Posted by rattpoison on 30 June, 2014, 0:40
I try not to judge...but this time I just hope that they lady was truly in love with the little reptile.


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