Reptiles

Graphic Footage Shows Komodo Dragons Feasting On Live Deer

**WARNING** This article contains graphic footage of predator animals eating live prey, viewer discretion is highly advised.
 
If you have ever heard of, or researched Komodo Dragons, you probably know that they are carnivores. A Komodo Dragons favorite thing to eat is carrion. Carrion is basically the decaying flesh of an animal. Otherwise, “meat”. Komodo Dragons eat all kinds of carrion.
Other than carrion, Komodo dragons eat a lot of live food also.
 
They eat Invertebrates (other reptiles, even small Komodo Dragons, or sometimes their own children). Komodo Dragons eat birds and birds eggs. They also eat small mammals such as monkeys, wild boar, goats and pigs. Deer, horses, and water buffalo are also part of a Komodo Dragons diet. Komodo Dragons also eat snakes, and livestock such as sheep and cattle. It is rare, but on occasion, a grown Komodo Dragon will attack a human.
 
Komodo Dragons are not just Carnivores, but they are also Cannibals. They do not only eat their young, but they are known to prey on sick, weak or older dragons. Komodo dragons hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals. It has been claimed that they have a venomous bite; there are two glands in the lower jaw which secrete several toxic proteins.
 
Rather than injecting venom directly via a forceful bite, the dragons use a specialized bite-and-pull motion to ooze the toxin into wounds during a sustained, frenzied attack. The combination of venom and multiple lacerations from the lizards’ sharp, serrated teeth is what makes the dragons so deadly.

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