Komodo dragon feasting on a monkey and the terrifying footage has made its way online.
Sighting a Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard species endemic to Indonesia is a rare thing. But someone managed to film a Komodo dragon feasting on a monkey and the terrifying footage has made its way online.
The video would be a nightmare come true if you are scared at the sight of lizards, but for those who love actual hunting shows this might catch their fancy. The video clip starts with half the monkey's body already in the lizard's mouth and within a few seconds, it devours on the animal entirely.
The 10 feet Indonesian lizard is known to have a venomous bite that is fatal to even animals. In the footage, that is shot somewhere in Indonesia itself, shows the lizard gulping down a full-grown primate. Had it been a small monkey, it would still make an easy target, but here the lizard continues to swallow the big animal until just the tail is seen. The video is sure terrifying and is going to viral online.
The Komodo dragon is found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores and Gili Motang. It is among the world's most fearsome predators that even feasts on snakes. It can take down prey of its own size in a few gulps. The bacteria on the saliva of these lizards is lethal to kill any prey. Although there have not been reports of Komodo dragons killing humans, but in 2009, a man who fell of a tree was mauled to death by two of these large lizards. While videos of one animal devouring another are not very novel, this one is just as terrifying.