There are many different ideas of how dragons look. Sometimes people say they're larger than elephants or school buses. Some people say they are the size of horses. No matter how they are described, they always seem to be larger than your average human. Another thing about dragons is their coloring. A lot of people I know think that dragons are green and slimy, while in fact, they are very dry and are different colors. Who knows... you might even see a purple with green socks dragon or an all white albino dragon! Even though the descriptions of dragons are very different, there are usually some characteristics that are the same. For instance, dragons usually have bat like wings, huge clawed feet, scales, and long tails. Many seem patterned after reptiles.
Actions and Behaviors
One of the most common actions of dragons is the way they go after game. To them it doesn't really matter what kind of food it is, as long as it is fresh and healthy. Farmers used to think of dragons as nuisances. People also regard dragons as cold-blooded killers. Though they may be cold-blooded, it would only be because of their reptile-like nature, not their actions. I think that if people did not attack the dragons, then the dragons would not hurt the people around them.
There are certain myths that tell of dragons stalking and killing humans and their livestock for food or sport. There are also myths that support the idea that dragons are not cruel and probably wouldn't have attacked a human unless they were provoked. Since many people have a history of fearing things that are different, they might have seen some dragons attacking people and spread the rumor that dragons were evil without knowing the full details. There are other myths in which dragons not only breathe fire but frost and poisonous gases as well.
At some of the web sites that I visited for information, it said that dragons think that we smell weird and taste terrible!
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