A tiny bearded dragon has been found inside a plastic container on an Edinburgh street.
It is thought the eight-week-old reptile had just been bought before the new owner accidentally dropped the container between Gilmerton Road and Double Hedges Road on Saturday.
The Scottish SPCA are also looking into the possibility he may have been left inside the plastic tub, which had air holes pierced in the lid.
A member of the public called the animal welfare charity after finding the creature, who has now been named Dumbledore by staff at the rehoming centre.
Senior Inspector Jenny Scott said: "Dumbledore was found inside a small tub which had holes pierced in the lid. It's very similar to the type of container crickets are sold in.
"As unlikely as it may seem, Dumbledore could have been recently purchased and taken away inside the tub only to be accidentally dropped. However, we're also looking at the possibility someone has purposefully abandoned this young animal.
"Thankfully, Dumbledore is lively and in good overall condition.
"We hope the public will be able to help us with our enquiries so we can find out how this tiny beardie came to be there."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.
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