Saturday, July 24, 2010
Think Two Headed Dragons Are Cute?
"July 22) -- A dragon with two heads and six legs sounds like something out of Greek mythology, not a pet. But for Todd Ray, owner of California's Venice Beach Freakshow, that's just what Pancho and Lefty is -- or shall we say, are.
The 2 1/2-month-old two-headed bearded dragon arrived safely at Ray's West Coast doorstep last week, shipped from its birthplace just outside of Dayton, Ohio, through an animal transport company.
As with most of his freak animals, Ray discovered the conjoined-twin lizard on an online forum. And like most of us, the original owner had never seen anything like it. After two months of caring for the remarkable creature, the hobbyist breeder had grown attached to it, but Ray says he persuaded him to make the sale.
"I told him, 'This is what we do. These are the types of animals that we're used to taking care of and that we love to bring to the public so that they can see these living miracles.'"