Frilled Dragon: A Bipedal Demon

I found this great video of a frilled dragon on  These lizards don’t generally show their frills or run in captivity but you can see what attracted smugglers in the early 1990′s.  Today, these lizards are bred in the U.S. and Europe and available in pet shops.  It is an example, smugglers say, of why smuggling is good for a species.  It is an example, conservationists say, of how weak laws allow smugglers to profit (and to launder wild-caught animals).  Both sides are right.  For the sake of the critters, our laws ought to be adjusted to address reality.

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