Lizard Found in Kindergartner's Salad Becomes New Class Pet | NECN

Lizard Found in Kindergartner's Salad Becomes New Class Pet

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    A green anole lizard is pictured in this file photo.

    A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.

    Riverside Elementary School science teacher Mark Eastburn told NJ.com the 3-inch Carolina anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner.

    The lizard had been cold and lifeless after being confined in a refrigerator for days. The animal has since been warmed up and lives in a cage in Eastburn's class.

    The lizard, dubbed "Green Fruit Loop," came from Florida.

    The tatsoi had been bought from Whole Earth Center in Princeton.

    A store produce manager says greens are cleaned as they are stocked and that the lizard must have been tucked away in a leaf.