Any microbiologists or parasitologists recognize this? It's from my pet bearded dragon in the eastern US and the vet's never seen it before. enter image description here

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It could be a whipworm, a common parasite in dogs with a flagellum. Check the image here:

Image at: https://www.texaswestveterinarian.com/whipworms/

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Afraid it's probably not that. What my lizard has is microscopic, whipworms are 3-5 cm. $\endgroup$ – ecologist1234 Jun 6 at 21:28

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