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Live six-inch lizard found in bag of salad

Posted on Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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55-year-old Ian Lock found something unexpected when he went to open a bag of rocket salad.

Ian was about to open the bag to make a sandwich when he discovered a six-inch lizard crawling around inside. The pack had been stored in the fridge for over a week beforehand. "I shouted for my wife Jane to come and have a look," he said. "It was unbelievable. I had taken it out the fridge to make the sandwich and the lizard started moving around when it began to warm up in the kitchen."

The supermarket from which the bag was purchased sent two workers to come and pick up the stowaway. "They’ve not got back to me since and they haven’t been very impressive to be honest, maybe I should have rung the RSPCA instead," said Mr Lock.

"Mrs Lock, 54, a school caterer, had bought the £1 twin pack of rocket salad from their local Morrisons supermarket at Killamarsh, Derbyshire, on Monday last week."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Lava_Lady on 13 November, 2012, 17:29
That's a baby dragon! Yuck! I thought out would be a cute little gecko or something. It's not a good idea to eat the salad after you found that thing in it, it had all kinds of bacteria, including salmonella, all over it. I would never buy that brand of salad again because they clearly don't take care to be clean. It's the veggies that cause more cases of salmonella poisoning than meats because of the fertilizer used. Veggies need to be cleaned very well before eating. that salad with the lizard will never be clean enough for me! Yuck!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 13 November, 2012, 17:34
Dragons have much more interesting personalities than geckos,but geckos have those pretty eyelashes .
Comment icon #12 Posted by MrSerendipity on 13 November, 2012, 19:47
Packed with a live lizard for extra freshness!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Likely Guy on 14 November, 2012, 3:25
Dragons have much more interesting personalities than geckos,but geckos have those pretty eyelashes . And geckos chirp like a songbird.Did they determine that it was in fact a lizard, or a saladmander?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 14 November, 2012, 4:30
This seems to happen much more in Europe ,than the USA
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 November, 2012, 5:03
Dragons have much more interesting personalities than geckos,but geckos have those pretty eyelashes . Yes, you're probably right about that, but I've never seen eye lashes on geckos! I'll have to look more closely!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 November, 2012, 5:28
Here's a cute gecko I captured in a photo. He/she looks a lot friendlier than the salad guy. Well, as friendly as geckos get anyway.
Comment icon #17 Posted by King Fluffs on 14 November, 2012, 8:04
I'd keep it as a pet. I'd then someday ride it into battle.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 November, 2012, 10:11
Ok, it's looks like a baby Asian Monitor lizard:
Comment icon #19 Posted by MidKn13ght on 20 November, 2012, 20:21
This is why i always toss the salad before i eat it......


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