Dragons

Twilight Dragon

No. 10119

by Safari Ltd
$18.99USD

Twilight Dragons are members of the Dark Dragon family, a name that refers less to their color and more to their preferred environments. However, in this case, the name fits both ways. Twilight Dragons appear only as shadows in the night, their dark scales reflecting no light.

  • Scientific Name: Draco crepusculum
  • Characteristics: Sharp claw raised, toothy mouth turned, and red eyes glowing, this Twilight Dragon is ready for mischief. With its powerful wings, it gets out of trouble as quickly as it creates trouble.
  • Size and Color: The Twilight Dragon isn’t just black; it’s a veritable black hole, empty of light, unable to reflect anything but the night sky. Vivid red eyes and claws provide sinister contrast in this 6-inch-long figure. It is 5 inches from wing to wing and stands 5 inches high, making it a little larger than a softball.
  • The Twilight Dragon is part of the Dragons collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

History

Dark Dragons are closely related to Forest Dragons, yet the family tree split many millions of years ago. Whereas Forest Dragon species tended to grow smaller, develop unique wing shapes, and diversify in color, Dark Dragons adapted to their unique niches and maximized their potential for success by developing darker colors, larger wings, and night vision. The Twilight Dragon is one particularly nefarious species in this family. Many stories about fiends in the night and sudden fires make more sense when viewed through the prism of the Twilight Dragon.

Story

The milk salesman waved goodbye to Mrs. O’Leary as she closed the wooden door to her home. His wagon full of milk, he would start his deliveries in the big city in just a few hours. Chicago might not be as large as some of those massive cities out east, he thought, but it was going places. He passed the barn, where Mrs. O’Leary’s dairy cows lowed quietly in the gathering dusk. Something caught his eye in the pasture. A shadow, a dark spot that seemed darker than the twilight surrounding it. Thinking it only his imagination, the milkman shook his head, but the shape was still there. It looked like part of the night sky was traveling along the ground, not floating, but moving with a regular gait. He chuckled nervously. Surely it was nothing. He continued on, but minutes later, his slow walk home was interrupted by cries for help. Fire? Fire! Nothing could terrorize the closely spaced houses of this Chicago neighborhood like fire. He turned and ran back up the road, seeking the cause of the commotion. It was the barn, Mrs. O’Leary’s barn, full ablaze and already spreading to surrounding buildings. The flames spread like mad, and it was all the milkman could do to escape. Must have been the cows, he thought. Perhaps they tipped over a lantern.

  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Size in cm: 15 L x 12.5 W x 12.5 H
  • Size in inches: 5.91 L x 4.92 W x 4.92 H
  • UPC: 609366101194
Present Status The Twilight Dragon is most often spotted at the edges of deep, dark forests, but it only comes out of hiding in the short time between sunset and darkness. Although it can fly, it prefers caves and thick forests where it can hide.