Komodo Dragon Learning Session

learn about Komodo Dragons, and what they do!

What is a Komodo Dragon?

A Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodoensis) is a animal of the reptile category, usually not found in america. They are proud and mighty Creatures that will attack you if you mess with them, or even get near them.

The Komodo's Diet And How They Hunt

Komodos are carnivores, so they'll eat only meat as in animals and they'll eat most animals. They mainly eat (after eating they regurgitate (Throw up) horns, hair, and bones.) Carrion (Decaying Flesh) but they also eat Water Buffalo, Goats, Smaller Komodos, Bird eggs, Smaller Mammals, Monkeys, Wild Boar, Deer, Horses, and the occasional Human. Young Komodos eat Insects, eggs, Geckos, and Small Mammals. They can go on 12 meals a year because of their slow metabolism or 1 meal a month.
Komodo Dragon attacking a deer.

Mating and Eggs

Mating season (May to August) is when the males fight over the females, with them wrestling and then in the end the winner pins the loser on the ground. They will vomit before fighting, and then try to pin the opponent. The winning male flicks his tongue to get the females attention. When in Coitus (Mating) the male must fully restrain to avoid getting hurt (the Females have sharp claws and teeth) or Dying. The females they their eggs in egg laying season (August to September) and they lay an average of 20 eggs which hatch in 7-8 months.
Komodo Dragon Wrestling

Komodo Dragons Young

The young Komodo Dragons live in trees, they eat smaller food that the adults mainly because they're about 7 foot shorter. They are abondoned by their parents at the age of one year and scurry up a tree while being chased my their father, and if they don't get away and up the Tree, the father will kill and eat them.

Komodo Dragon Teen and Adult

the Teens and adults are better at defending themselves mainly because they are now the top of the food chain at where they live and their only threat is people and other Komodo Dragons. They aren't even threatened by WATER BUFFALO, because that's also a source of their food.

Saliva

Their Saliva is very deadly with 7 DISEASES in it about 2 or 3 of them wont kill you fast, but the other 5 or 4 will kill you in a matter of hours if the saliva gets in your blood. It is a force to be reckoned with and that is only one of the parts of this MAGNIFICENT Beast.
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