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Credit: Mike Holston/Instagram

WTF Moment: Komodo Dragon Eats Unborn Goat from Carcass

There's a slipping sound followed by a Komodo dragon gobbling down a small black chunk of flesh.

Most videos of Komodo dragons show the giant lizard walking around eating just about anything it can fit in its mouth and this video is no exception.

At first, it appears to be a group of dragons feasting on a dead goat, but then, there's a slipping sound followed by a dragon gobbling down a small black chunk of flesh.

After the video repeats once or twice, you'll realize that the chunk was in fact an unborn baby goat (also called a "kid") and the dragon pulled it from the carcass's womb.

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It's a real WTF moment exemplifying the cold and sometimes cruel reality of nature, but that's also the Komodo dragon for ya.

The video, shared by athlete turned wildlife advocate Mike Holston, has disturbed more than 7.7 million viewers and generated more than 10,000 comments.

In the most popular comment, someone asked why the photographer just sat there and filmed this brutal moment to which many sarcastically replied: "What do you do in this situation?"

And it's true. There's not really much you can do. The goats were already dead and by the look of it, probably had been dead for a little while. Additionally, you don't want to mess with a Komodo dragon.

According to the Smithsonian's National Zoo, their bites inject you with both venom and harmful bacteria that can kill prey within days. As the biggest lizards in the world, they weigh on average 154 pounds and can run up to 13 miles per hour. And they're a vulnerable species, so just let them be.