As the dragon perches on his previous prey

August 3, 2010 | 5:09 p.m. CDT
A bearded dragon enjoys the sun at the Columbia Pet Center on Tuesday. Josh Hendren, who works at the store, said the lizard hails from Australia's outback and is no stranger to temperature extremes. "There, it's as hot as can be during the day, and as cold as can be during the night," he said.

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