As one of the world’s largest lizards and most dangerous animals, the Komodo dragon poses a threat to humans because of their toxic bites, full of venom. They can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh up to 150 pounds, making them bigger and heavier than an average human. They tend to lurk in Indonesia, in Komodo National Park, where you can observe them in their natural habitat. Over the past 33 years, four people have died from an attack by a Komodo dragon. Their bites contain a toxin that prevents blood clotting.
To make matters worse, the wound from the bite, plus bacteria from the dragon’s mouth, and blood loss combined make people, and animals, extremely susceptible to death by a Komodo dragon. Unfortunately, Komodo dragons are listed as vulnerable, which means they’re nearing endangered and then extinction. This is due to habitat destruction, loss of prey, and illegal hunting of the lizards (Far and Wide).