You are look­ing for trou­ble! Ko­mo­dos in a fight to the fin­ish

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One of the enor­mous Ko­mo­dos was rest­ing un­der a tree in In­done­sia, when the other ap­proached spoil­ing for a fight. The two males then started spit­ting at each other be­fore try­ing to whip each other’s tails. The pug­na­cious lizards then launched into a wrestling match and com­peted for dom­i­nance. Ko­modo dragons are the largest lizard species in the world, and usu­ally fight dur­ing mat­ing sea­son. Ko­modo dragons are be­lieved to hunt with a “bite and wait” strat­egy us­ing toxic bac­te­ria in their saliva to weaken or kill their prey, be­fore de­scend­ing in num­bers to feast. The world’s largest mon­i­tor lizard, Ko­mo­dos can grow up to three me­tres (10 feet) long and weigh up to 140 kilo­grams (310 pounds). They are unique to a small group of is­lands in east­ern In­done­sia.

Photo:Bar­croft Me­dia

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