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Marsupial Dragon Edit

The marsupial dragon is largely confined to southeastern Australia. It remains one of the easiest dragons to spot at a distance,thanks to its distinctive bouncing gait. No other dragon has such a lively form of locomotion; it can cover up to 30 feet in a single bound.

SIZE Edit

15 to 18 feet high; also 25 feet long.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Edit

Friendly countenance with upright stance, similar to that of red kangaroos; powerful hind legs used for defense and locomotion; small front arms used for catching food and boxing; vestigial wings; fiery pouch.

COLOR Edit

Marsupial dragons are green or blue with brownish-yellow underparts.

SCALES & SPINES Edit

Stubby scales along the back; the scales are even more resistant to heat than those of other species.

HEAD & HORNS Edit

Small head with little adornment apart from two white horns in both genders. The ears are used expressively- when they are laid back, this is a sign of aggression.

CALL Edit

Males have a roaring grunt; females are almost completely silent.

FOOD Edit

Any large marsupial mammals, such as koalas, wombats, kangaroos, or wallabies. Smaller prey are sought as food for juvenile marsupial dragons.

HABITAT Edit

Once common throughout Australia, but now found only in the southeast; confined largely to the large eucalyptus forests and foothills of the Blue Mountains. A close relative was once found in the Patagonian region of South America but has not been sighted since the late 1850's.

LAIR Edit

a rocky cave of boulder mound. These particular dragons are thought to cause boulder avalanches purposefully by bouncing near unstable slopes in order to create new nesting sites. Unusually for dragons, they tend to rest during the heat of the day under eucalyptus trees, returning to their lairs at night.

FORMS OF ATTACK Edit

Breathes some blue smoke and often starts bush fires so that it can catch its prey as they are driven before the flames; flaming breath, lashing tail, kicking feet and boxing 'fists' are also used. Marsupial dragons will also jump on prey too slow or stupid to escape.

GENERAL NOTES Edit

Marsupial dragons live communally, one male guarding a troop of five or six females.

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