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Is it a toad or is it a dragon? GSPCA rescue unusual stray

Is it a toad or is it a dragon? GSPCA rescue unusual stray

Tuesday 09 August 2022

Is it a toad or is it a dragon? GSPCA rescue unusual stray

Tuesday 09 August 2022


The GSPCA was called out to the Airport car park yesterday following reports of a stranded toad.

Upon arrival, it turned out that the creature in distress was actually a black water dragon.

Neil Hughes, GSPCA team member, said he and his team were called to the site just after 11:00.

“The call was to go and help a poorly toad but when I got there it wasn’t a toad at all but a very black bearded dragon,” said Mr Hughes. 

“The lizard is now back at the GSPCA in one of our vivariums.”

The GSPCA would like to hear from you if you own, or have any information relating to, the lizard. The organisation can be reached on 01481 257261.

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Pictured: The GSPCA expected to rescue a toad yesterday morning.

Manager Steve Byrne, said the GSPCA usually only rescue stray tortoises at this time of year.

“The bearded dragon to be totally black is showing signs of stress and being very warm and we have now settled the lizard in one of our specialist tanks or vivarium’s at the GSPCA,” he said. 

“Bearded dragons are fairly popular as pets, and we do help a few every year.

“If not claimed in 21 days once healthy, we will look to rehome the bearded dragon but hopefully we will find the owner.”

You can find advice about what to do if a stray animal is discovered HERE

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