Dragon Island "Komodo's Island"

Komodo's IslandThe Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a species of lizard that inhabits the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang in Indonesia.[3] 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 weighg around 70 kilograms (150 lb). You can see how gigantic this animal. And it is like a remain of dinosaurs times.



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Komodo's IslandThere is 2 islands that become habitat of Komodo, Komodo Island and Rinca Island. In Komodo Island facility was better than Rinca, island. In Komodo there are tourist information, guest houses, and souvenir shop , but for the state of nature Rinca island is more varied wildlife than Komodo island.
Komodo Island not only will show you a Dragon Komodo. You will also found that Komodo's island is a beautiful island too. If you like diving, Komodo's island also have a beautiful diving and snorkeling spot. I found a little information about the most beautiful information from Indonesian biggest community , he said around of Komodo islands a lot of spots for diving & snorkelling, including Red Beach on the island of Komodo is already widely known foreign tourists, I admit it was also really nice coral reefs and fish among the places . And he recommended that the best for snorkeling spot is Red Beach.

I haven't visit Komodo island, I actually affraid with Komodo dragon, because they are so big and
having septic pathogens in its saliva, specifically the bacteria: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus sp., Providencia sp., Proteus morgani and P. mirabilis.

In late 2005, researchers at the University of Melbourne speculated that the perentie (Varanus giganteus), other species of monitor, and agamids may be somewhat venomous. The team believes that the immediate effects of bites from these lizards were caused by mild envenomation. Bites on human digits by a lace monitor (V. varius), a Komodo dragon, and a spotted tree monitor (V. scalaris) all produced similar effects: rapid swelling, localized disruption of blood clotting, and shooting pain up to the elbow, with some symptoms lasting for several hours.
In 2009, the same researchers published further evidence demonstrating that Komodo dragons possess a venomous bite. MRI scans of a preserved skull showed the presence of two venom glands in the lower jaw. They extracted one of these glands from the head of a terminally ill specimen in the Singapore Zoological Gardens, and found that it secreted a venom containing several different toxic proteins. The known functions of these proteins include inhibition of blood clotting, lowering of blood pressure, muscle paralysis, and the induction of hypothermia, leading to shock and loss of consciousness in envenomated prey. As a result of the discovery, the previous theory that bacteria were responsible for the deaths of komodo victims was disputed.

Kurt Schwenk, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Connecticut finds the discovery of these glands intriguing, but considers most of the evidence for venom in the study to be "meaningless, irrelevant, incorrect or falsely misleading". Even if the lizards have venomlike proteins in their mouths, Schwenk argues, they may be using them for a different function, and he doubts that venom is necessary to explain the effect of a Komodo dragon bite, arguing that shock and blood loss are the primary factors.
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