KOMODO ISLAND, Indonesia – Komodo dragons have shark-like teeth and poisonous venom that can kill a person within hours of a bite. Yet villagers who have lived for generations alongside the world’s largest lizard were not afraid — until the dragons started to attack.
The stories spread quickly across this smattering of tropical islands in southeastern Indonesia, the only place the endangered reptiles can still be found in the wild: Two people were killed since 2007 — a young boy and a fisherman — and others were badly wounded after being charged unprovoked.
Part of the problem may be that the villagers have been prohibited from feeding the dragons for the last decade or so, thus possibly causing the species to switch humans from the “good source for food” to “good source of food…”
Hey, look, if you want to read a blog written by somebody who actually knows something about Komodo dragons I’m sure that you can find one out there. This is the blog run by the guy who convinced his Compositional Writing class in high school that he had one of these babies living in his basement. It’s also the blog written by the guy who owns Curse Of the Komodo, which is unfortunately a movie so bad that not even a softcore lesbian scene would have redeemed it.
And that’s pretty bad.