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Komodo Dragon Kills, Eats Deer in Brutal Footage

This video shows just how brutal and unforgiving nature can be, as a Komodo dragon kills a deer and eats it alive.

The Komodo dragon is a large predatory monitor lizard that inhabits several Indonesian islands.

It's the world's largest lizard, growing to a length of 10 feet with a body weight of 150 pounds.

On the islands in and around Indonesia that they inhabit, they're typically the only carnivores, and they efficiently hunt of just about every invertebrate, bird, or mammal they share terrain with.

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Watch this eerie video as a couple Komodo dragons attack and relentlessly harass a deer before killing it. In the latter half of the video, you can see the dragons eating the deer.

This is like a scene straight out of National Geographic! It is truly brutal stuff, and highlights just how unforgiving nature can be. While this predator is able to eat and survive, you can't help but feel sympathy for the bleating deer. If only death would come more quickly!

Watching a Komodo dragon eating a deer alive sort of tugs at the emotions, especially if you're an avid deer hunter. These giant lizards are relentless.

It's believed that the saliva of the Komodo dragon is toxic or poisonous. Its bite infects its prey with bacteria, which then infects the body and leads to death. Animals bitten by the lizard then become easy prey.

How cool would it be to capture footage like this yourself, with your own action camera?

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