Justified & Ancient
- Aug 6, 2003
- Reaction score
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/852688-spa ... i-in-essexMargaret Perthen finds gecko in Tesco bag of broccoli
A gecko has survived a flight across Europe in a heat-sealed bag, with nothing but broccoli for company.
Meet Gordon Gecko, found by shocked housewife Margaret Perthen in a bag of broccoli.
The 10cm (4in) lizard survived being heat sealed in a bag, before a 1,600km (1,000-mile) journey from Spain to Brentwood, Essex.
'I'm a healthy eater, so I buy a lot of vegetables - but I'm not sure a gecko is one of your five a day,' she joked.
Margaret added: 'I don’t know who was the most frightened – me or the gecko. I felt sorry for him, especially as he had lost his tail. I called it Gordon.'
The tiny stowaway made it all the way to a Tesco store in the UK. The supermarket chain have since apologised.