SU1430 : Wyvern dragon

taken 7 years ago, near to Salisbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Wyvern dragon
Wyvern dragon
To be found on each end of the roof on SU1430 : Timpson's store are two Wyvern dragons, this one being at the northern end.
Often used in heraldry, the Dukes of Rutland have two supporting the shield in their coat of arms, Wyvern dragons differ from ordinary dragons in that they are smaller and only have two legs- the front pair being true wings. They also have eagles claws for feet and a poisonous barbed tail but unlike their cousins, the true dragons, they cannot breathe fire. Known in England as 'dragonets' because of their smaller stature, Wyverns will normally live in caverns or places offering plenty of security in woods and forests while they protect their hoards; the locations can be spotted by scatterings of bones and pieces of gold. A dragonet hoard can consist of as much rubbish as gold, they aren't very choosy. Nor are they fussy about their prey, attacking anything that looks remotely tasty. Be warned: never, ever approach a female Wyvern while she is looking after young, she can turn particularly nasty!
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Roof (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 143 300 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.1881N 1:47.7882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 143 300
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Dragon  Wyvern Dragon  Rooftop  Roof  Tiles 

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