Boiled and frozen...but lizard lives!
A WELL-HARD lizard survived freezing, drowning and boiling after stowing away in a stunned holidaymaker’s luggage.
The indestructible skink clambered into Sue Banwell-moore’s suitcase and made the 3,500-mile trip from the Cape Verde Islands to Churchinford, near Taunton, Somerset.
After being subjected to sub-zero temperatures in the plane’s hold, more was to come for the lizard, nicknamed Larry the Legend by Sue.
The six-inch reptile found itself in the laundry and survived a full wash…including a 1,200rpm spin cycle.
Sue said: “I was hanging out the washing on the clothes dryer, looked down and there was this lizard.
“I put a saucepan over it, and called my daughter – she was screaming with laughter and I was screaming with shock.”
Larry has now made one more journey – 25 miles from Churchinford to the Tropiquaria Wildlife Park near Williton, where he will live out his days.