What. A. Beast.
These creatures seem like they are from a different time period or out of a fairytale. Just miniature dragons running around eating things whole.
Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards on Earth, growing up to an average length of 7 to 10 feet and weighing between 150 to 200 pounds, with some of the massive beasts even being weighed up to 300 pounds.
Komodo dragons are apex predators and have a diverse diet. While they are often associated with their ability to take down large mammals, their menu includes a wide range of prey. Their diet consists of deer, wild boar, water buffalo, birds, and occasionally smaller komodo dragons. They are opportunistic hunters and will scavenge when necessary. Despite their size, they can consume up to 80% of their own body weight in a single meal, making them highly efficient predators.
They have a highly flexible jaw structure that allows them to stretch their mouths to extraordinary widths, accommodating large chunks of food. Their teeth and powerful jaws enable them to tear apart flesh and consume their prey in substantial portions.
This video shows just how efficient and wild these massive lizards are.
This Komodo dragon is seen latching onto a baby wild pig. The lizard grabs its head, and you can see it stretching its mouth as it gets ready and forces the pig farther in.
The pig squeals and tries to break free is it gets forced into this beast’s mouth whole.
These things are wild…