Indian lizard rescued by RSPCA after being discovered in garden stones in Yorkshire

A lizard discovered in Yorkshire after being stowed away in a shipment of garden stones from India has been taken in by the RSPCA.

The Oriental Garden Lizard was found in some garden stones in Pontefract

The 12-inch long reptile was spotted by the homeowner in Pontefract, who managed to contain it and contacted the charity for help.

It’s believed the creature got into the shipment, before making the 7,500km trip to Yorkshire.

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Animal rescue Officer Liz Braidley went to the house at Hayfield Way in Pontefract to collect it.

She said: “The member of the public who discovered this critter in a shipment of Indian stones was very surprised. They managed to contain the lizard. He was healthy and lively, especially considering the long journey he must have undertaken.

"I took him to a specialist reptile centre where he will be looked after and it was confirmed that he is an Oriental Garden Lizard.”

Last year, the charity rescued a lizard in North Ferriby in East Yorkshire who had also come from India.