Lizard hitches ride to the UK in a suitcase

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The lizard that hitched a lift to the UKPA

A lizard has been given a new home after hitching a lift to the UK in a suitcase.

Russell Lucas, from Portsmouth, was unpacking after his holiday in Spain when the tiny lizard ran from his case.

The reptile managed to survive a two-and-a-half hour flight and nearly 24 hours in the case before it was discovered.

The 4cm-long lizard is being looked after at the Blue Reef aquarium in Southsea.