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Sock horror! Terrifying lizard turns out to be dirty clothing

From Reuters - September 14, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - It was seven inches long, two inches wide, pink, stripy and the English family who discovered it hiding under a bed thought it could be a dangerous lizard.

But after the terrified family called an animal welfare charity to apprehend the creature at their home in Coventry, central England, it was revealed that it was something far less sinister - a dirty sock.

Animal Collection Officer Vic Hurr, from the RSPCA charity, said she had warily approached the lizard after being alerted to its presence last Friday.

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