So how can the Komodo dragon kill prey much larger than itself with just one fatal bite?
Although this carnivorous reptile is an endangered species, the Komodo dragon can live for 30 years. This huge lizard will eat just about anything, using its terrifying shark-like teeth to make mincemeat of any victim unlucky enough to encounter it. And even those that do get away from this prehistoric predator with just a bite will not survive long because the bacteria in a Komodo’s saliva can poison the blood of the prey and kill it. The dragon can then enjoy a leisurely lunch.