Komodo Dragons > You

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It took a pretty kick-ass story to wake me from my month-long blogging slumber. CNN’s report about Komodo dragons going on a murderous rampage is a nice follow up to one of my last posts about tigers that rock.

Although this is supposed to be mostly an advertising, culture and business blog, I can never resist writing about people who die for doing stupid things. An example of such a thing would be trespassing onto KOMODO DRAGON ISLAND.

The report describes how an Indonesian fisherman (again, bad year for Indonesians vs. animals) trespassed on the island overun by the giant lizzards in search of sugar-apples. Lame. If you are going to risk death-by-dragon, wouldn’t you do so only in search of something that will bring you fame and fortune? Some sort of ancient Indonesian treasure? I’m not even sure what a sugar apple is, but I’m pretty sure they’re not worth dodging Komodo dragons for. Is “sugar -apple” the name given to a valuable and mysterious treasure just to throw people off?

In case you are unaware of just how dangerous Komodo dragons are, here is a quote from the story:

Komodo dragons, the world’s heaviest lizards, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and have a toxic bite that they use to kill prey such as buffalo, returning to feast when the animal succumbs to the poison.

Despite their ungainly appearance, the carnivorous reptiles can run as fast as a dog in short bursts, jump up on their hind legs, and kill animals with a blow of their powerful tails.

Yeah, I’m definitely going through those guys for some fruit.

 

Note:

After further research, I confirmed my suspicions that a sugar apple is 180px-sugarapplefl

 and definitely not indy-idol

Lame.

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~ by Joel on March 25, 2009.

One Response to “Komodo Dragons > You”

  1. Sweet sweet nectar of Satan. Those sugar-apples knew what they were doing…

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