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Leapin’ Lizards! Customs Men Find Bag Alive With Reptiles

United Press International

Customs officers at Bristol Airport west of London found an unusual haul of contraband this week in a traveler’s luggage--500 lizards.

The Times newspaper reported Saturday that the discovery was made during a random check of a passenger from Ibiza, a resort island off the coast of Spain.

Inside his suitcase were 500 Ibiza wall lizards, most still alive.

After confiscating the lizards--each worth about $54--the officers turned the reptiles over to a zoo.

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No charges were filed against the man, who said he was trying to recoup the cost of his vacation.


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