An Australian father is dead after eating a gecko on a dare. Thirty-four-year-old David Dowell was challenged to eat the lizard at a party in Brisbane but died ten days later. His death was the result of a salmonella infection. The Brisbane Times reports Dowell died in “agony” from the infection, as his lungs filled with fluid that also leaked from his stomach. His family said he was a great person and a loving father.