"Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time. The find dispels the common belief that toxic bacteria in the Komodos' mouths are responsible for ultimately killing the dragons' prey. ~ Carolyn Barry for National Geographic News May 18, 2009"
Indonesia's Komodo dragons grow to 12ft long - their mouths are home to more than 50 different types of particularly unpleasant and poisonous bacteria. A slow and painful death resulting from septicaemia awaits an escaped bite victim. The dragon, using its keen sense of smell, will follow escaped prey until it succumbs to blood poisoning. Komodo dragons often hunt in groups, ripping their prey to shreds. They are mostly scavengers and seldom attack humans.
Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth. Full-grown adults can reach 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh more than 300 pounds (140 kilograms)! Most weigh about 150 pounds (70 kilograms).
Rinca (Indonesia), July 2010 The Komodo dragon is the largest species of lizard in the world and found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. It is growing to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb). The Komodo dragon's diet is wide-ranging, and includes water buffalos, deer, horses, goats, wild boar, monkeys, birds and other reptiles (including smaller Komodo dragons). The dragons are known to bite prey a...