While at the Birmingham Zoo, I saw a Komodo Dragon. I have been fascinated by these creatures for a long time, because they are so unique.
- These lizards are massive in size. They can reach 10 feet in length and weigh 155 pounds.
- The Komodo Dragon looks like a lazy lumbering creature, but it is actually very fast. It can reach speeds of 12 miles per hour.
- They are strong enough to kill a water buffalo.
- It was once believed the Komodo Dragons were poisons lizards, because once a prey was bitten it would die within a couple of days from complications of the bite. However, scientist discovered the prey’s death was actually caused by the toxic bacteria in the dragons mouth. (Think about that for a minute. The Komodo Dragon must have the nastiest breath on earth.)
I was glad to get a chance to see a living Komodo Dragon. That was cool.