#While I was writing the book #Komodo Dragon, a story about a little girl stranded on an island with a dragon hunting her, I learned some scary facts.
The worst to me is how the dragons take down large prey such as wildebeests. Because their saliva has more than 50 strains of bacteria it nips or bites a large animal on the leg. The bite is infected, the animal slowly dies from the infection and the dragon follows it until it is down. They are so toxic that they don't decompose in a normal way and can die and simply appear to be asleep.
They can also balance on their hind legs and reach up into the trees. This is how some humans have been killed. At their mature state they are about 10 feet long (if standing in most rooms this would be almost to the ceiling) and weigh 300 pounds.
They are creatures that exist in reality and nightmares.