The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a species of lizard that inhabits the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang in Indonesia. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb). Their unusual size is attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live, and also to the Komodo dragon's low metabolic rate. As a result of their size, these lizards dominate the ecosystems in which they live. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion, they will also hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals. [wikipedia]
Sebelum ni pernah blogkan pasal berita biawak komodo ni makan manusia. Boleh baca berita tu dekat post:
Dua biawak Komodo baham lelaki
Pagi tadi terjumpa pulak gambar-gambar biawak komodo ni yang comel. Silalah menjamah mata anda melihat biawak-biawak ni.
Jangan jadi biawak!