Giant dragon egg emerges in Melbourne’s Federation Square | Photos

A giant egg which yesterday emerged on a Victorian beach along the Great Ocean Road has now popped up in Melbourne.

Residents at Anglesea beach spotted the surreal sight on Thursday, which left many wondering what the large egg was doing on the town’s most popular beach.

Now, the egg has swapped sand for city, finding a home at Federation Square on Friday.

While many initially wondered what was going on when they awoke to the mysterious sight, it’s been revealed the egg’s east coast tour is in line with the upcoming game of Thrones prequelseries, House of the Dragonwhich premieres on Binge* at 11am August 22.

Earlier, Australian outback wrangler Matt Wright uploaded a video of the egg on his Instagram page, saying he was called to the site to inspect the egg, which he initially believed to be a “reptile” egg.

“Wow look at this thing. This thing’s gotta weigh at least a couple tonne,” Wright says in the video. “Huge egg. I think I’m going to need some extra muscle on this one.”

Wright then FaceTimed his mate, Australian MMA fighter Tai ‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa, with the pair eventually deciding it was a dragon egg.

“If you look at the incandescent glow and irregular-shaped protein membranes, I’m pretty sure that’s a dragon egg,” Tuivasa says on the call.

Wright then helmed a crew responsible for delivering the dragon egg to the city, where it’s expected to “hatch” later today.

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TV writer Ryan Condal has previously revealed there are 17 dragons in the prequel – a far cry from the original series which only boasted Daenerys Targaryen’s trio of ultra-rare dragons.

And it looks like the dragons have officially landed in Australia.

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