The little gecko, now called Barbie, was discovered by Lisa Russell when she was unpacking her suitcase after arriving at her home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire after a sunny break on the Caribbean island
A tiny lizard was found in a woman’s bra after traveling all the way from Barbados to Yorkshire and making a 4,000 mile journey.
Lisa Russell discovered the little gecko, now known as Barbie, when she unpacked her suitcase after arriving at her home near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Ms. Russell, 47, related BBC News : “As it moved, I started screaming. It’s not what you’d expect in your bra after a 4,000 mile trip.”
The vacationer who lives in Thrybergh returned home on Tuesday and started unpacking her suitcase after vacationing in the Caribbean.
She said she saw a stain on her bra, but when she shook the underwear, she saw the lizard move.
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“The little lizard was lucky because the bra was in my clean pile on top of my suitcase. Since it was so hot outside, I didn’t bother to wear one,” says the beautician.
Ms. Russell said the gecko was unharmed when it snuggled into her lacy underwear, even though she sat on the packed suitcase to close it before her return to England.
Barbie, the lizard, named after the doll and the lizard’s island house, is now in the care of the RSPCA after her 24-hour ordeal.
An RSPCA inspector was dispatched to look after the tiny gecko, which appeared unharmed.
Sandra Dransfield of the RSPCA said the release of the lizard in the UK was illegal because it was an alien species and “would not survive in our climate”.
The gecko has been taken in by a specialist reptile keeper where he’s doing well.
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