Whilst most dragons are fire breathing, warmth loving creatures, there are a select few that enjoy the cold weather that comes in the winter months.

In fact, Frost dragons enjoy the cold so much that they migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic, a journey of 22,000 miles, and then back again every year, to chase the long cold dark winter months. During December, January and February when winter is upon the Northern hemisphere, they are found in the Arctic. However, for June, July and August they travel down to the Southern hemisphere for the winter down there.

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The journey takes an average time of two months, which they make during Spring and Autumn. Intrepid dragonologists, with the aid of telescopic equipment, can often make sightings during these months when they make their long journey. Routes over the polar regions are less well chartered, since the frozen land of the poles make it barely habitable but man, although perfect for these dragons. Common migration routes tend to be over the Atlantic ocean or the central Asian continent.

Frost_DragonFrost dragons are very similar to their cousins the European dragon in body shape, with four legs and wings, but there are a few key difference to mark them apart. In addition to the large difference in how far they travel, Frost dragons are white or tinged with blue and rarely pink, whereas European dragons are darker or brighter in colour. Frost dragons are active and hunt during the night whereas European dragons love the warmth of the day to fuel their flame breath but Frost dragons have their namesake frost breath. One interesting difference is levels of talk. All dragon can talk, but Frost dragons prefer silence whereas their cousins love to talk.

Whilst they are in the polar regions, they find a cave, preferably sea facing, hollowed out from a glacier or iceberg and make it their lair for the season. They don’t need to have the same lair every season, and given they can change where they migrate to and from, it is probably best that they are not as territorial as other dragons. When not living there of course. Never disturb a dragon in its lair, even if it’s only there for a few months. Their diet consists of giant squid, polar bears, orca, walrus and leopard seals.

What about you, my lovely patient readers? Would you prefer to bask in the warm sun, or stalk the cold snowy lands of the poles?

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