The baby bearded dragons shortly after hatching while in the care of WIRES volunteer Carole Bryant.
The baby bearded dragons shortly after hatching while in the care of WIRES volunteer Carole Bryant.

Enter the baby bearded dragons

By RENEE FORD

CLARENCE Valley WIRES volunteer Carole Bryant saw the rewards of her hard work recently when a bearded dragon she had rescued, successfully hatched a clutch of eggs.

Mrs Bryant saved the female bearded dragon, which had been hit by a car near Ramornie.

Two months later, after looking after the injured reptile, Mrs Bryant was surprised to see the dragon had given birth to 10 babies, which hatched outside their natural habitat.

"From the time they hatched, the babies had all their natural instincts, such as freezing whenever they saw me move and becoming very animated whenever they saw a live insect moving in their enclosure," Mrs Bryant said.

WIRES have a rescue and immediate care course for new members on July 29-30 in Grafton. Anyone who is interested can call 0500894737 for further details.



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