Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Photo: Komodo Dragon at Zoo Atlanta

I can't recall if this is the first komodo dragon I've ever seen at a zoo before. Those things I hear are pretty vicious creatures. Makes the thought of rattlesnakes seem like nice house-pets. 

11 comments:

  1. They always look like they are angry to me!

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  2. Yeah, they're tough little dudes.

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    1. You should see the big ones, Ms Cox.
      Colin

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  3. Go to the islands close to Bali and Really see what
    they grow to.
    "The Komodo dragon[4] (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.[5] A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).[5]"

    Not advisable to go patting them!
    Colin

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  4. This one doesn't look too big, but then there isn't anything to judge size by.

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  5. Nice photo, he looks very interesting. I've never seen one personally, thank goodness. Thanks for sharing this interesting information and photo.

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  6. Wouldn't want to encounter one of them!

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  7. He does have that don't mess with me attitude, nice picture.

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  8. I'd never want to meet a Komodo dragon because they are nasty

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  9. I always think of that James Bond movie where the komodo dragons kill a bad guy.

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