A bearded dragon was found in the Cowichan Valley by a forest company.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is reminding the public not to release non-native species after a bearded dragon was found in the Cowichan Valley.
According to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service, a Cowichan Valley forest company call conservation officers after they found the animal on a logging road. A forest company worker captured the animal and gave it to Duncan conservation officers.
“Bearded dragons are an exotic species valued in the pet trade and are not native to British Columbia,” the B.C. Conservation Officer Sevice said in a Facebook post.
“Non-native species should never be released into the environment.”
Anyone who has information about who released the animal or knows if it was unintentionally lost is asked to call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.