Hi all, Just wanted to post a couple of pics of an injured beardie a friend found up the nsw north coast. He had been hit by a car and was on the side of the highway. Being a dragon owner and lover he brought it back with him ( although dropping it at a local WIRES would probably have been better, as I am in the Blue Mountains) and asked if I could help the poor dragon. To be honest, I didn`t give him much hope. It first looked like he had lost his left eye, and his lower jaw looked pretty busted up. None the less, I took him to the local vet. X rays were taken, the back part of his bottom jaw was fine, it was the front of his lower jaw that was in a bad way. The vet gave me a course of antibiotics to give him, and i gently washed the blood and wounds in saline each day. Feeding was soo hard, having to actually force feed him a blended mix of veges and crushed crickets. Water was given by an eye dropper. To my surprise, 4 weeks later, he still has to be hand fed and watered but will take food from my hand now, which is so much better as now he can let me know when he is full. Being found on the coast he must be an Eastern beardie, although when he is calm goes a nice yellow colour. I am hoping this big fella ends up eating by himself so he can be returned to the wild, although I will miss him. He has become really friendly; when he walks around the house if he sees me he will come over and sit on my shoe until i give him a scratch under his chin lol. I am licensed; I keep Mountain dragons and have a proper setup for the beardie while he is with me. He is almost 22 inches long, big old majestic fella. If anyone has any pointers on what else I can do to help this magnificent lizard on the road to rehabilitation please don`t hesitate to let me know.