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  Stowaway lizard found in baby's bib
Updated 04 March 2002, 19.56
Walnut the gecko
A tiny lizard with a taste for travelling has turned up in a pile of baby clothes.

Walnut the Mediterranean gecko came all the way from Egypt and found himself in a baby clothes factory in Kirkaldy, Scotland.


How far Walnut went
Staff at the factory were surprised to see him and they called the Scottish Society for the Protection of Animals, who took the two-inch lizard to the Scotland National Aquarium.

Spoiled rotten

Now Walnut, as staff have called him, is adjusting to his new home, and is making friends with lots of frogs.

A member of staff at the Deep Sea World in the aquarium said: "Walnut is settling in well to his new surroundings and we have made him as comfortable as we can."

Walnut is the only gecko at Deep Sea World so it looks like he's going to be spoiled rotten after his long trip.

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