Lizard Found in Kindergartner’s Salad Becomes New Class Pet

Green Anole Lizard

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 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. 

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