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Komodo dragons can hunt and eat people, but rarely do so

Can Komodo dragons eat humans?

Can Komodo dragons eat humans? While it is possible, it’s an extremely rare occurrence. Komodo dragons are apex predators that primarily eat carrion and larger prey like water buffalo and deer

Komodo Dragon with open mouth and hidden teeth

Komodo Dragon Bite, Teeth and Venom

Komodo dragons are deadly, venomous predators with sharp teeth and strong jaws, despite their relatively weak bite force. With 60 sharp teeth, they cut through the flesh of their prey and, if necessary, can regrow new teeth when one is lost or broken. Their venom can cause their victims to bleed out and die within a few hours, and in most cases, it’s what actually kills the prey.

Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)

Are monitor lizards dangerous?

Monitor lizards, such as the Komodo dragon, can grow up to 10 feet in size and are dangerous carnivores, yet are commonly kept as house pets due to their relative docility with consistent handling. While they can be venomous, their bites are usually treatable with antibiotics and not fatal to humans. However, there has been at least one case of a man being killed by his pet monitors, which may have been due to an infection from a bite rather than an intentional attack.

Komodo Dragon, the largest species of monitor lizard

Komodo Dragon As a Pet? Here’s What You Need To Know

The Komodo Dragon is one of the largest, scariest, and most magnificent reptiles out there. Unfortunately, they are a protected species and illegal to own. And in any case, you would not want to keep one as a pet. Komodo dragons are massive 10-feet long, 300-pound heavy beasts that would be incredibly difficult to feed and care for. Not to mention the fact that they have strong teeth and a… Read More »Komodo Dragon As a Pet? Here’s What You Need To Know