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A look from Victoria Beckham's Spring 2011 Dress Collection (complete with what appears to be an exotic skin bag). Photo: Getty Images

Word to Victoria Beckham: Now might be a good time to lay low. Or, you know, start wearing plastic rain slickers.

The Daily Mirror reported that in a move straight out of "Carrie," PETA animal activists were planning to douse the designer with (gulp!) fake lizard blood and plastic crocodile feet as punishment for using leather and crocodile and lizard skin in her new handbag line.

Thankfully, a PETA spokesman tells StyleList that rumors of the stunt are "totally fabricated," and that the organization has retained legal counsel to take action against the Mirror.

But that doesn't mean they're letting the Marie Claire cover girl off the hook entirely.

"We appreciate Ms. Beckham's rejection of fur and had approached her -- 100 percent respectfully -- over the suffering of lizards and other reptiles who are often skinned alive for fashion," a spokesman tells StyleList.

Rather than an iguana bloodbath, the group says it has merely sent Britain's second-most influential woman an informative video. We call that a lucky break!

But it doesn't sound like the notorious leather lover has any plans to get all granola on us.

"Everyone is entitled to personal opinion and choice, but as with all Victoria Beckham products, the handbags are made to the highest quality and design," a spokeswoman for Beckham told the Mirror.

"These skins sit strictly within the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) regulations, and are monitored at every step of production.

"The skins are farmed in America under very tight guidelines."

Guess they'll have to agree to disagree. But Vicky B. might want to play it safe just in case. Fake reptile blood can be such a bother to get out of clothes, after all.

Meanwhile, check out Beckham's style evolution.

Plus, read about skater Johnny Weir's fur battle with Friends of Animals.