Photo: Komodo Dragons Kill With Venom, Researchers Find



A female Komodo dragon peers from behind a plant at a Seattle zoo in May 2000.

The rare reptile, native to Indonesia, kills its prey with sharp teeth and a venomous bite, research confirmed in May 2009. Previously scientists thought animals wounded by the dragons died from blood poisoning due to toxic bacteria in Komodo saliva.

Photograph by Barry Sweet/AP


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