Egg-citement was brewing at 7th and Montana this morning as word spread that Sophia -- our Friendly, Neighborhood Bearded Dragon -- just laid another batch of 18 eggs last night. "I cannot believe all these ovoid objects fit in her body," said Susan, amazed. "First she raised her tail a bit, or arched it near her hips. Then she slowly wagged that portion of her body back and forth a little bit each way until the eggs emerged, all shiny and white!" Meanwhile, as for Sophia herself, new information suggests that she lost her "Virgin Queen" status some time ago, despite the fact that these particular eggs are unfertilized. So much for the Immaculate Conception theory ...!