- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Two Dubuque County Sheriff’s deputies are being credited for saving the life of a nearly-frozen lizard.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/1SHCtkB ) that Deputies Ryan Kettman and Dan Kearney responded last month to a call about a lizard left along the side the road near Rickardsville, covered by a blanket. The temperature was hovering around zero at the time.

The deputies said the year-old bearded dragon was “stiff as a board” and assumed it was dead, but decided to call veterinarian Robin Mundt.

After warming under heating lamps for about an hour, 18-inch lizard was back to her old self.

Mundt plans to keep the lizard, named Daenerys, at her Dubuque office to help teach pet owners how to care for exotic animals.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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