12-inch Lizard eats 7-inch plastic lizard

A veterinarian was surprised to pull a 7-inch long toy lizard out of a 12-inch long lizard that had eaten it.

Rossi ended up pulling a 7-inch rubber lizard from Mushu, a living 12-inch bearded dragon that had swallowed an inanimate cousin placed in her pen as a companion. Rossi said Mushu's owners took the family pet to the Riverside animal hospital Friday after noticing an unusual protrusion beneath the lizard's tail.

Mushu's master, Finley Collins, 7, thought her pet was having a baby.

Rossi said he knew nature wouldn't agree.

P>"This species doesn't have babies, it has eggs," he said.

But after sedating Mushu and beginning to pull, Rossi ran into the unexpected.

"The next thing I knew, I was seeing legs and a body and a head," he said. "It was very strange to be tugging on this thing."

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