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The GLOCK and the blade…useful tools that are easy to pack. But we’d guess the lizard and the boxer — no matter how utilitarian or sentimentally important, aren’t along with Matt on nearly as many excursions. Details at Everyday Carry . . .

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  1. A Bearded Dragon and a decent sized one at that.

    I’m guessing he keeps it on his shoulder so the head bob, wave and puffy throat that turns black distract his assailants and let him get his weapon into the fight.

    Or maybe he just cooks a lot of spaghetti, puts it in front of the Dragon and laughs at the Dragon eating pasta.

    All in all, I feel that a more aggressive lizard would be better for self defense. A mean ass Iguana or Savannah Monitor… something like that.

    • I had Beardies back around 1998, they ain’t cheap to feed. (Bill, Helios, and Spike – Sandfire Dragons)

      I was buying crickets by the case ($15) every two weeks, and had a mouse breeding aquarium on the back porch for them…

      • LOL and you always miss a few crickets that hide in your house and chirp annoyingly. The BD’s will eat sphagetti though, if they’re accustomed to meal worms. When they get a long piece they freak and try to kill it repeatedly. Hilarious.

        When I was in college a lot of our friends got caught with on campus pets and had to remove them or face heavy fines. They all ended up at our house (we charged for keeping them). At the peak, including our personal pets, we had five dogs, half a dozen BD’s, three Corn Snakes, two Ball Pythons, a 4′ Savannah Monitor, a Carpet Python, a Sand Boa and a 7′ albino Reticulated Python. That’s a feed bill right there.

        Scared the piss out of the neighbors too. We called it “The Zoo”.

    • Mine didn’t seem to care too much, they just kinda hung out under the broad-spectrum light in the warm end of the enclosure…

  2. Even if the lizard does get carried everyday, this wouldn’t even come close to the most ridiculous EDC. Some of these guys act like they’re operators operating operationally in Basra.

  3. Dude, do you even operate, bro?

    Carrying a bearded dragon is going to get you killed, bro. If you’re going to carry a reptile, it better be at least a Gila Monster. Personally, I wouldn’t carry anything smaller than a water monitor, bro.

    • Unless that monitor carries a backup piece for you and has a tactical vest you’re not even close to operating at peak efficiency.

      • Given how many people are irrationally afraid of reptiles (and dogs for that matter), he might be on to something! I should start packing up my beardie and two blue tongue skinks whenever I head out. They pack more punch and are easier to control than the compact reptiles like geckos but are more concealable than say a full size perentie monitor or komodo dragon. I should really look into getting a venomous reptile permit (real thing). Once in hand, I wouldn’t carry anything with less stopping power than a timber rattlesnake (American made only for this guy!) but I here the Aussies have good success with king browns!

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