Lizards ‘Not known to Science’ Found in Rice Cookers Headed for China


Authorities have seized nearly 80 lizards – some so rare they were “not known to science” – in a search of rice cookers bound for China.

Australia Post officers called in the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service after finding unexplainable shadows on the packages, which were later discovered to be up to 79 lizards with a street value of up to $US1 million ($A1.4 million).

Shocking footage from the find shows the reptiles hidden in the cookers in cloth bags, with elastic binding their legs to their bodies to stop them from moving.

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