A Dragon With A Warm Heart (#264)

Wondrous, serendipitous moments happen every day of our lives.  Serendipitous moments while holding a camera are just priceless!

The latest magical event walked right past me as I sat in my car waiting for my granddaughter at Cedar Crest college.

As I sat reading the last book that beloved Irish author, Maeve Binchy wrote, a figure with 6 legs moved past me.  I did a double take and looked again.  It was actually a man with 2 legs and a strange creature with 4 legs straddling his backpack.  The strange four foot long creature looked just like a dragon.

Stunned!  Amazed!  Agog!  I threw down my book,  grabbed my camera,  leapt from the car.  I saw the magical creature and her human playing on a grassy expanse of lawn not far from where I was desperately trying to compose myself.

Visions of elaborate Asian artwork danced through my head.  I saw hand-painted dragons curving their serpentine bodies around and into porcelain bowls, cups and spoons.

Back to reality!  The dragon’s name is Rocko.  Yes, she looks very much like a dragon to me but in reality she’s an iguana.  Her owner, Jared, walks her in the grass so she can nibble on the dandelion greens.  They supplement her fresh vegetable and fruit diet.

Rocko is all of seven years old, likes to climb trees, and when she rides in the car she runs from one window to the next eager to look out at the passing world.

Rocko the Dragon

Rocko the Dragon

Rocko Eating Her Greens

Rocko Eating Her Greens

Smiling Dragon

Smiling Dragon

Tree Climber Extraordinaire

Tree Climber Extraordinaire

A Close-Up of Rocko's  Spines

Rocko’s Profile  

A Dragon and Her Boy

A Dragon and Her Boy

Rocko, a dragon with a warm heart.

Ever Grateful,   Annie

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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8 Responses to A Dragon With A Warm Heart (#264)

  1. Sher says:

    AMAZING! The only word I can use to describe her. Beautiful colors on her too. Great pictures.

  2. Alice says:

    Serendipity, indeed – the best ever… and amazing photos!! I wonder if Rocko is a chic magnet as he nibbles those dandelions??

  3. Carrie says:

    Rocko was a definite find! Most fortunately, it looks like he has found a nice home away from home.

  4. mightwar says:

    That profile shot is stunning! The details just jump off the page and make me want to run my fingers along this wonderful creature.

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