Damn Nature, you scary!: Komodo Dragon

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Komodo Dragons are as close to a dinosaur as we will ever get, and they’re fucking awesome. Do I want to be within 10 miles of one of those things? Not a chance, but I am fascinated by them.

Komodos dragons can grow up to 10 feet in length and over 300 lbs, that is gigantic. They have scaly skin, a very muscular tail, sharp claws, 60 serrated teeth, and powerful jaws. Basically this creature is built like a tank. Their saliva carries over 50 strains of bacteria, they are the largest venomous animal on the planet. Komodo Dragons are known to eat carrion, deer, pigs, smaller dragons, and even large water buffalo and humans (Wait a minute… they eat humans?! Yup stay the fuck away from these things). As for the animals that manage to escape the Dragon’s jaws, they’re the unlucky ones, as they suffer a slower death (usually die within 24 hours) due to blood poisoning from the venom and bacteria. The Komodo Dragon will stalk the wounded animal for miles until it eventually dies. Once a Komodo Dragon starts to feed, it can eat up to 80% of its body weight in one sitting (talk about Binge Eating Disorder). Also these things in can run up to 11 mph in short bursts, imagine seeing this thing hissing at you as it chases you down… That’s the kind of shit nightmares are made of. Oh by the way a Komodo Dragon can sense its target from 2+ miles away.

All in all, these creatures are amazing, but much like the Wu-Tang Clan, they aint nuthing ta fuck wit.

 





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