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April 18, 2017


Arizona police chief swears-in drug-sniffing bearded dragon

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(Thanks to funny man)


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Note that the facebook post with the reference to the drug-sniffing abilities of the lizard is dated April 1.

Why would a Lizard of Oz have evolved that ability? Bearded Dragons have a fleshy tongue for grabbing insects, not the forked tongue of a reptile that uses it to convey scent particles to a vomeronasal organ.

That officer will be dragon his ass around looking for bugs, not drugs. Harrumph.

Does he detect bedbugs, because if so...send him to New York. We can use him!

Little surprised to find out its name isn't Gila Restem.

Also, he will be saving the department 15% on their insurance.

That little lizard likely won't survive having that badge pinned on it. And the big question: will they still save 15% on their insurance if the lizard dies?

^ If he sustains an injury from having the badge pinned on, they'll make him a state F trooper.

"Uh, I, state your name..."

I might've seen Drug-Sniffing Bearded Dragons open for Cattle-Herding Beavers... memory's a bit hazy.

I thought police protocol had all but outlawed beards.

I guess I was wrong.

"Officer, you're draggin!"
"Yethssss I am ....Your point?

"Research has shown that reptiles possess a strong sense of smell making their ability to detect certain illicit drugs possibly more accurate than K9s," the department said last year.

I don't buy this for a minute. K9 was Dr.Who's robot dog who was left with Sarah Jane. Did she sell him?

The Department is supposed to be stopping this stuff, not sampling it.


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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