These lizards are wild.
They are just massive killing machines.
The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard on earth, with males growing up to 10 feet in length and weighing up to 200 pounds. They are carnivorous and feed on a variety of prey, including deer, wild boar, water buffalo, and other smaller reptiles. They will eat anything they can including dead animals.
They have amazing sense of smell that allows them to detect prey from up to five miles away. When hunting, Komodo dragons use their powerful jaws to latch onto their prey, and their sharp, serrated teeth and venomous saliva help them to kill their prey quickly.
These lizards are ambush predators and will often wait for their prey to approach before launching a surprise attack. Once they have bitten their prey, the venom in their saliva quickly slows their victim, allowing them to kill it more easily.
These three Komodo dragons are seen on a beach having their way with a sea turtle. Or, what’s left of a sea turtle…
One of them is really hungry and knows that he needs to get right in there. The giant lizard is seen sticking his full head right to his shoulders inside the shell of the turtle as it eats away.
These massive beasts are just so cool to watch.
Komodo Dragon Wolfs Down A Deer
This is terrifying.
Growing up in elementary school, you learn about creatures like the Komodo dragon, and I was always under the impression that these things were just oversized lizards.
But no, after seeing this video, I’m fully convinced that Komodo dragons were the only creatures to survive the asteroid that hit earth during the prehistoric period, or they were sent down to earth from a UFO to wreak havoc on anything that steps in their path.
A video has gone viral recently of a Komodo dragon absolutely obliterating a deer, throwing it around in its mouth and eventually swallowing it whole.
I thought to myself the first time I saw it:
“There is no way in hell this is real. It can’t be.”
Sure enough, it is.
This creature is about five times the size of this deer, and props to the camera guy for having the courage to get within a few feet and capture the wild footage.
Most male adult Komodo dragons grow to be between 170-200 lbs., with a length of 8.5 feet. However, they can grow up to 10 feet long, and weigh up to 300 pounds, so I’m gonna go ahead and say this bad boy is in that weight bracket.
Not to mention, they can run up to 12 mph.
Luckily enough for us, we’ll probably never have to worry about crossing the path of one of these things, because they’re indigenous to Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands.
And of course, it drew some wild reactions on Twitter: