The Komodo Dragon
Not only is the Komodo Dragon the largest of 3,800 lizard species but it has an amazing forked tongue. These interesting reptiles can grow to be about 300 lb. and can be about 10 ft. long. For food these animals mostly eat lizards, small mammals, and sometimes eat deer, water buffalo, or even in some rare cases, humans! The komodo dragon is a very patient animal. After biting it's food to be, the bacteria in the komodo's mouth takes several days to actually kill the mammal, possibly the human. The komodo dragon's mouth is a dentist's nightmare. Since the Komodo is a rare and threatened animal it is protected on an island of Komodo by the Indonesian government. The Komodo Dragon, (or scientifically the Monitor Lizard). The lizard has a long forked tongue, much like a snake's is.
Komodo Dragons are extremely territorial. In the spring, the male Komodos will fight another male to win their prized Female! The losing male has to stand still, while the winner scratches its back in a painful manner. Monitors are among the oldest living lizard. They are related to the mausasaur, a marine mammal that lived up to 136 million to 65 million years ago, and it ranges up to 10 meters (33 ft.) in length. The largest living monitor was 135-kg (300-lbs) komodo dragon. This lizard is a fierce predator and scavenger: Its mouth carries a virulent bacteria, and its bite alone can be fatal. They are sleek, fast runners with tapered heads, long necks, strong legs, and long, powerful tails.