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Old 06-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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6 June 2012
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Komodo national park, Rinca and Komodo islands.

Komodo national park is the only place in the world to see Komodo dragons in the wild. Wikipedia has a nice write-up about the species. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon
Westerners didn't even know they existed until 1910.

The teeth, tail, and claws are all deadly. Even with the protections in place, a tourist or local gets attacked/killed occasionally.

What makes them so deadly (beyond the obvious) is the vicious bacteria in their mouths. All they have to do is bite a water buffalo then wait a few days for the infection to kill.


Nice claws!


Thhhhhhhhese touristssss look very tathhhhhty


In case you survive the claws and teeth, the tale is a big powerful smashing machine.


If that's outside my house, I'm staying inside!


Tale a trois.


Buffalo soup for dinner. How convenient!


Canoe fisherman frying up his small catch for sale.


Dragons aren't the only interesting things here.


Some budget live aboards. Scary in bad water.

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