Bearded dragon discovered on the loose

the Bearded dragon is now being looked after. Picture: Scottish SPCA
the Bearded dragon is now being looked after. Picture: Scottish SPCA
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An appeal has been launched to find the owner of a bearded dragon found on the loose in the Lothians

The Scottish SPCA stepped in when the creature was spotted near bins at Middleshot Square in Prestonpans.

The bearded dragon is now in the care of the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno.

Animal Rescue Officer Darren Malcolm said: “The bearded dragon is underweight and was very cold when it was found.

“It spent the night at a vets and now seems to be doing a bit better.

“We’re not sure how this lizard came to be found outside. It may have escaped from home or could have been abandoned.

“It was very lucky to be discovered as it would not have survived for long in this cold weather.

“If anyone has any information they should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”