Lizard found in kindergartner’s salad becomes new class pet

Global News

PRINCETON, N.J. — A 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 green anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner.

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

“It’s a really fitting mascot for our science lab,” he said.

The lizard, dubbed “Green Fruit Loop,” came from Florida. Eastburn said green anole lizards live in the southeastern states, from Texas to North Carolina.

“It probably has some moderate adaptation to the cold which is why it made it through,”…

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