Komodo Dragons

By : Victoria S.

Komodo dragons are amazing reptiles. They can run up to 12 mph. They can be found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. They are the world's largest lizard, they can grow up to 10 feet in  length, and weigh up to 300 pounds. They can detect odors just like snakes. They use their tongues to pick up the particles in the air, and put them on the roof of their mouth  where it makes contact with the Jacobson Organ. This organ detects smells. Komodo Dragons rely on camouflage and patience when they hunt. They can spend hours staying in the same spot waiting for passing prey. When the victim passes by, they will run at it with their powerful legs then  attack with their sharp claws and sharp teeth. Komodo dragons have 60 teeth. Their saliva has more than 50 kinds of bacteria, some are deadly. You can die by their bite even though it can be a just scratch. You’ll only live for 24 hours. Their prey die by blood poisoning. Komodo dragons can see 900 feet away, but they have bad night vision.  Komodo dragons are amazing but different than the normal reptiles.

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