Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Plea after bearded dragon found on bus in Edinburgh

Blakey box Image copyright Scottish SPCA
Image caption Blakey the bearded dragon was found on a number 20 bus in Edinburgh

The Scottish SPCA has appealed for information after a bearded dragon was found on a bus in Edinburgh.

The charity were called on Thursday after the reptile was found on a number 20 Lothian bus, which runs from the Slateford area of the city to Ratho.

The animal, nicknamed Blakey by SSPCA staff, was found inside a large plastic pet carrier inside a plastic bag.

In recent years a kitten and a guinea pig have also been found on city buses.

Animal rescue officer Fiona Thorburn said staff had named the lizard after a character from TV series On The Buses.

She said: "At this stage we can't say for sure whether Blakey has been abandoned.

Image copyright Scottish SPCA
Image caption Scottish SPCA staff named the male lizard after a character from TV series On The Buses

"Someone could have been transporting him and forgotten him, but this seems unlikely and as far as we are aware no-one has been in touch with Lothian Buses looking for him.

"We understand Lothian Buses will be reviewing CCTV footage. In the meantime we would ask anyone who recognises Blakey and knows who might have owned him to contact us.

"Blakey is in good condition and is now receiving the care he needs with us. If he has been abandoned we will soon be looking to find him a loving new home."

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