New Years’ Day brings new dragon hatchlings and this year is no exception in Indonesia where a captured baby dragon named Agni has set the draconian and human worlds ablaze, with burning forests and disappearing cattle the result.
Indonesian zoologists were excited to announce their success capturing and tagging a baby dragon specimen they have named Agni, which is Sanskrit for “fire.”
The capture is a first-ever opportunity for zoologists to solve the old mystery of exactly what happens to baby dragons as they mature. No adult dragon has ever been captured or observed by a human scientist. As far as zoologists are concerned, at a certain age the baby dragons just disappear into thin air.
Unrecognized theories hold that at a certain age, baby dragons transform into something unrecognizable, perhaps even a whole other species.
While scientists observe baby Agni with great interest to discover at what age the young dragon will transform or disappear, the draconian world is ablaze with news of the capture, leaving the locals living in fear of draconian reprisals and rescue parties.
Ranchers in the area have already reported an unusually high number of scorched forested areas have begun to appear in areas where no storms have taken place and cattle have begun to mysteriously disappear.
When 15 cattle mysteriously disappeared from one herd without so much as a footprint for a clue, ranchers were able to determine the animals had probably been airlifted by dragons and possibly barbecued and eaten at a distance.
“They’re coming for baby Agni,” said one such rancher. “I hope the scientists release him before they burn this whole place to the ground.”
And many scientists working on the project agree with the ranchers.
“We need to study this dragon in his natural habitat anyway. We should tag him and let him go.”
But no sign yet of when – or if – baby Agni will be released. While locals prepare for the dragon invasion, scientists continue to report on baby Agni’s progress. His every meal of insects, rats and birds is being reported to the media and his size is expected to triple within the month.