A POT plant from Ikea came with an unexpected extra — a crocodile gecko.
The grey-brown lizard had camouflaged itself against palm leaves but came to light when the buyer got it home.
She called the RSPCA who came to collect it in Exeter, Devon.
The animal charity put a picture online, saying: “A member of the public got more than they bargained for with this plant.
“This little fella was hidden in the leaves.
“Now safe awaiting transfer for his new home by one of our exotic officers.”
The reptile has now been rehomed.
Locals couldn't believe the reptile had been found on a plant from the Ikea store.
One called it a “gorgeous little creature.”
Another added: “What a little beauty”.
It comes from a species which can grow to 6in long and is often found on the Canary Islands.
They have a lifespan of up to 15 years and feast on insects and baby mice.
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