Friday 22 November 2019

Has speedy dragon Mo done a runner?

Mo the bearded dragon, a speedy reptile named after Olympics hero Mo Farah (Scottish SPCA/PA)
Mo the bearded dragon, a speedy reptile named after Olympics hero Mo Farah (Scottish SPCA/PA)

Animal rescue staff have named a speedy reptile after Olympics hero Mo Farah.

The bearded dragon was spotted sitting in the sunshine on a country road in Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, by a couple out walking on Sunday morning.

Scottish SPCA workers named the reptile Mo after the double Olympic gold medallist as he has proved to be a very fast runner.

Staff at the charity's Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Cardonald, Glasgow, are puzzled as to how he came to be in such a remote location.

Inspector Stewart Taylor said: "Beardies require heat and Mo was obviously taking advantage of the good weather we enjoyed over the weekend.

"He's a friendly guy, so they didn't have any trouble taking him back to their home and containing him until we arrived.

"He's proving to be a really fast runner so there is a chance he has strayed from home, although we also have to consider that he may have been abandoned.

"We're keeping an open mind at this stage and we're very keen to hear from anyone who recognises Mo."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Scottish SPCA's animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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