Photo: Komodo Dragon's Bite Is "Weaker Than a House Cat's"



A Komodo dragon prowls Rinca Island, Indonesia, in a file photo.

A new study has found that the giant lizards have surprisingly weak bites and instead use their sharp teeth and strong neck muscles to subdue their prey.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett/NGS


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