An ailing dragon who was found on the streets of Boston few weeks ago has found a new home.

Roscoe, the bearded dragon — a reptile from Down Under with a fanciful name that can flare out its skin to resemble a beard — was found in rough condition July 25. He was underweight and did not have use of his right leg, the Animal Rescue League said in a statement.

An ARL adoption agent cared for Roscoe, keeping him warm and feeding him lots of salad to help him return to a healthy weight, the statement said. Unfortunately, the injury to Roscoe's leg is permanent, said ARL spokeswoman Ami Bowen.


After a week of care with the agent, Roscoe was feeling much better and was ready to find a permanent home, the statement said.

A father and daughter adopted Roscoe from the League. The two have experience in caring for injured bearded dragons, the statement said.

Bearded dragons are found only in Australia. They are omnivores that can grow up to two feet in length and live about 10 years. They live in a variety of habitats including subtropical woodlands, scrublands, savannas, shore areas, and deserts, according to the National Zoo.

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