The Komodo Dragon
The komodo dragon known to be a real-life dragon and also the world’s largest reptile by being about 9 ft long and around 300lbs. These fearsome reptiles have razor sharp teeth and have been known to eat any people who disturb or anger them but will mainly eat wild deer, boar and goat. They hunt by simply lying in a camouflaged area and wait for the prey to amble along. As well as the sharp teeth their body features also include lengthy, smooth heads with round snouts, rough skin, curved legs, and vast, strong tails. This species of reptile is known to live up to 30 years. They primarily live in Indonesia specifically on the island of Komodo, hence the name, but also on a few close by islands. This reptile is endangered because of hunting, human activities and natural disasters.
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