The midwife in charge of the ‘birth’, Josephine Wadu, soon discovered that the lizard was the only thing that would appear, as after being examined by medical professionals, they agreed that the mother showed signs of a phantom pregnancy.

However, the authorities are not taking this matter lightly, and have launched an official investigation.

The Chief Medical Officer of nearby Kupang City didn’t miss a trick, and suggested this could all be made up.

“The gecko coming out is probably some kind of hoax, he said, as reported in Metro. “Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science.”

Unfortunately for the mother and her family, apparently some local news organisations have been saying that witchcraft is afoot. They just need to gecko-ver it.

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