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Passenger carrying two chameleons
A passenger stopped by security staff at an international airport was found to have two chameleons in her pockets.

The four-inch creatures were taken from the woman at Stansted airport in Essex and she was allowed to travel on.

The reptiles, handed over to the RSPCA, are now being cared for at an animal centre near Braintree in Essex.

Stansted spokesman Nick Cole said: "It is very unusual to find live chameleons but in the past we have had cats, dogs and a tarantula spider."




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