Many people were stunned when the Komodo dragon seemed to grab the whole head of a guy in the herd.
An image of a Komodo dragon appearing to bite its fellow’s head. (Photo: Andrei Gudkov).
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a very large lizard that can only be found on some islands in Indonesia. They are known for their ferocity and gluttony, capable of devouring their prey if necessary.
In some cases, Komodo dragons can even eat smaller cannibals when their hunger is at its peak.
Photographer Andreу Gudkov, 44,’s work captures the moment a Komodo dragon appears to grab a person’s entire head, leaving viewers stunned.
However, the authenticity of the photos may surprise you.
According to Gudkov, the smaller Komodo dragon wasn’t a victim at all, it was just trying to poke its “friend” in the head and mouth to grab chunks of meat from the deer they had torn apart earlier.
Three Komodo dragons scramble to grab a piece of meat from a deer they had previously beaten
Three Komodo dragons scramble to grab a piece of meat from a moose they had previously beaten (photo: Andreу Gudkov).
However, this action is also considered extremely dangerous because, as mentioned above, Komodo dragons are aggressive animals ready to attack fellow human beings when there is a dispute over territory or food sources.
Fortunately for the voracious Komodo dragon, his “friend” seems to be in a good mood and doesn’t want things to go any further.
Scientific documents show that Komodo dragons have venom in the form of a protein, which is secreted by two glands in the jaw. Not only that, but even Komodo dragons have as many as 50 different bacteria in their saliva.
Normally, this giant dragon can poison its prey with just one bite, and then die before being swallowed by it. However, Komodo dragons are themselves immune to the toxins they produce.
Komodo dragons are voracious eaters, eating up to 80% of their body weight in a single meal. After eating, Komodo dragons often have to drag themselves to a sunny place to speed up digestion. The reason is that the food in the stomach will rot and poison the dragon if left for too long.
However, because of the nature of food, coupled with the shrinking habitat, from a large number to thousands of children, the Komodo dragon is currently facing the danger of extinction.