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Things you really don’t want to know about Komodo Dragons!

Komodo dragons are quite capable of killing and eating humans and have a history of doing exactly that!
Komodo dragons are quite capable of killing and eating humans and have a history of doing exactly that!

If you’ve ever seen a Komodo up close, you’d have to admit that they are not nature’s loveliest creation. But did you know:

  • If you get bitten by a Komodo, you’ll probably die from all the germs that mouth holds even if you get away!
  • Males grow to around 3 metres (10ft) at maturity.
  • Komodos are exceptional swimmers, able to swim from island to island, so it’s pointless heading for the water.
  • Komodos can hit better than 20kph (13mph) from a standing start. The good news is that humans can run faster and much further… but only if they’re fit!
  • Komododo dragons can reproduce asexually OR sexually. (More good news there because asexual reproduction produces only females and they only grow to 2 metres (6’6″).

Oh and about those mouth germs… apparently Komodos suffer from the worst ‘morning breath’ 24 hours a day!

Just thought you’d want to know these facts before your next trip to Bali 🙂

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