The Frost Dragon (Draco occidentalis maritimus.)
You are unlikely to encounter an adult Frost Dragon in the wild, given that their polar habitat is extremly inhospitable to humans and their numbers are dwindling. However, these creatures migrate thousands of miles each year, flying from the North Pole to the South Pole and Back again, so it is often possible to spot them flying high overhead in spring and early autumn.
They are 12 to 15 feet high and 40 feet long. Colouration is white, sometimes with a blue or pink tinge. They have a strange howling roar and the best eyesight of any dragon. The males have a arrowhead tip to their tail while females have leaf-shapes. There are frost dragon subspecies which have developed fur and all of them feed on polar animals, which they ambush by concealing themselves under snow. Instead of breathing fire, they breathe a frosty blast of venom which freezes their victims. They are also graceful swimmers, and their flying is beautiful to watch. Frost dragon eggs are white or blue with silver markings and can be reared and domesticated provided that the temperature is low enough. Every year, Frost dragons migrate from the Artic to the Antartic to ensure that they spend the greater part of the year in there favoured dark winter climates hunting for food. The only spots in North America that have been know for there sites of Frosts is in Canada and Alaska, and some of the subspeicies have adapted to snowy mountains. (the more snow and better chance).
- They migrate every summer for two months to colder areas, flying in formation. V formation is the most efficient but W, S, X and O have been seen.
- Their chicks are fast growing and able to fly in a few weeks of hatching. Chicks will blow vapour rings to practise hunting.
- Frost Dragons have been particularly affected by egg poaching.