Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth. Adult Dragons can reach up to 3 meters (10 feet) long and weigh more than 140 kilograms (300 pounds)! Komodo dragons have been around the Earth for more than a million years but scientists didn't look for them until about a hundred years ago.
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Wild Komodo dragons can only be found on Indonesia's Islands. Komodo dragons are powerful-looking reptiles with wide, flat heads, rounded snouts, little legs, and big, strong tails. They have a clumsy type of walk, and their yellow tongues keep flicking in and out every minute. Komodo dragons will eat almost anything they can find, including dead animals, deer, water buffaloes, pigs, smaller Komodo dragons, and very little but sometimes humans!
When hunting, Komodo dragons become camouflage and wait, lying in the bushes or tall grasses until a victim passes by. They pounce on their prey with their powerful legs and sharp claws, then sink their big, shark like teeth in. An animal that escapes the jaws of a Komodo won't feel lucky for long. Komodo Dragon saliva contains large amounts of bacteria, which poisons their victims, usually within 24 hours. Dragons will calmly follow their bitten prey for a long way, using their nose to smell the victim, then they will find it.