Komodo Dragon Facts: The Deadliest Lizard On The Earth?

Even after all this time, there still exist some animal species you never had any idea about. You wouldn’t even have heard about them either. Yeah, that’s right. These are very rare animal species and some of them are on a verge of getting extinct. These animals are found in very secluded and remote regions of the earth.

One of such animal species is a Komodo dragon.

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Komodo Dragon: It is the heaviest, strongest and deadliest lizard species to be found on earth. These are also known by the name of Komodo Monitor and are found in the Indonesian Islands of Komodo, Padar and Motang. A Komodo dragon can run with a speed of 20 kmph, that happens to be the average sprint speed of a human. So, you got to be fast if you ever happen to encounter a Komodo dragon in real life or nobody would be able to help you from becoming its great lunch. A Komodo dragon has very sharp teeth and prefers to hide in tall grass and attack anybody that strays too close.

Sometimes, a wounded animal might escape but that’s not a problem for a Komodo dragon. Since its prey was wounded, it would eventually die because the wounds might have got infected with bacteria and might have got started rotting. The bite wounds of the dragon act like a slow poison that slowly kills its prey. A Komodo dragon has a very strong sense of smell and can smell a carcass from a distance of 6 miles! The dragon uses its tongue to taste the air and picks up the smell of the rotting carcass and then enjoy its feast. The teeth of a Komodo dragon are pointed inwards so as to ensure a firm grip on its prey. And even if the prey succeeds in evading komodo dragon’s jaws’ grip, it won’t be able to survive long because of its toxic bite. Komodo dragon’s teeth are covered with bacteria which infects its prey when bitten by a Komodo dragon.

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Komodo dragons have sharp claws which aren’t just deadly weapons but also come to use to dig into the ground to make a burrow to spend a night in. Young dragons live in trees so that they don’t become another dragon’s lunch.

P.S. Komodo dragons are cannibals. The older dragons are known to eat their own kind or offspring of other dragons.

After reading all the aforementioned facts, all you can do is to hope you never get to meet a Komodo dragon in real life.

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