Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,007
85%  
Woo hoo!!! And we're now over 85%!! Less than $13k to go!! Go, FReepers, GO!!

Keyword: komododragon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Komodo Dragon Expert

    03/10/2017 9:16:41 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Wonderful comedy routine by the great Bob and Ray.
  • Komodo Dragon Gets Acupuncture for Aching Back

    05/15/2016 4:21:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 5/11 | Amy Beth Bennett
    Hannah the Komodo Dragon has been in pain. To relieve it, her doctors and keepers are taking an approach that has not yet been tried on an animal at the Palm Beach Zoo: acupuncture. Additionally, Hannah recently had a CT scan
  • Giant prehistoric lizards co-existed with humans

    10/03/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 01, 2015 | Walt Bonner
    While the concept of men battling 16–foot prehistoric lizards sounds like something out of a 50’s sci-fi flick, a new discovery in Australia has revealed that such encounters may have occurred. According to a study appearing in Quaternary Science Reviews, researchers from the University of Queensland have found a tiny fossil that belonged to a giant lizard bone 50,000 years ago, indicating that gigantic reptiles and humans once co–existed.
  • Scientists Reveal Venomous Bite Of Komodo Dragon

    05/19/2009 5:52:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 2,810+ views
    Australian researchers have discovered what makes the Komodo dragon’s bite so deadly for its prey. Scientists previously considered that the world’s largest lizard’s mouth held deadly bacteria that stopped its victims’ blood from clotting. Walter Auffenberg put that theory forward in 1981. But lead researcher Bryan Fry used magnetic resonance imagery to show that the deadly lizard packs a venomous bite, as seen through its venom gland with ducts that lead to their teeth. Fry used 3-D computer imaging to compare the Komodo’s bite with the bite of the Australian saltwater crocodile, which has a skull of comparable size. His...
  • Komodo Dragons Kill Indonesian Fisherman

    03/24/2009 5:07:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 697+ views
    CNN ^ | March 24, 2009 | Barry Neild
    An Indonesian fisherman has been killed by Komodo dragons after he was attacked while trespassing on a remote island in search of fruit, officials said Tuesday. Komodo dragons kill their prey with an extremely toxic bite. Muhamad Anwar, 32, bled to death on his way to hospital after being mauled by the reptiles at Loh Sriaya, in eastern Indonesia's Komodo National Park, the park's general manager Fransiskus Harum told CNN. "The fisherman was inside the park when he went looking for sugar-apples. The area was forbidden for people to enter as there are a lot of wild dragons," Harum said....
  • Komodo Dragon Attacks Ranger In Island Hut

    02/25/2009 11:32:52 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,143+ views
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2009
    A park ranger in Indonesia needed more than 30 stitches after he was attacked by a komodo dragon. The giant reptile managed to climb into a hut where 46-year-old Main was sitting at his desk. The attack happened on Rinca, one of three islands where the world's largest lizard can be found in the wild. He fled out a window as colleagues rushed to his aid, using wooden sticks to drive the lizard out of the hut. He suffered received lacerations to a hand and foot. "I'm lucky I survived," Main said from his hospital bed on nearby Bali island....
  • Komodo Dragon Kills Indonesian Boy

    06/05/2007 8:19:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 19,266+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 05 June 2007 | Post Chronicle
    An 8-year-old boy was fatally wounded in eastern Indonesia when a Komodo dragon grabbed him by the waist and shook him violently before fleeing. The rare attack by one of the giant lizards occurred during the weekend in a national park on Komodo Island, Sky News reported Monday. The boy had gone behind a bush to relief himself when he was grabbed by the animal. The boy's uncle threw rocks at the lizard until it released him but the child bled to death within half an hour. A search was under way for the Komodo dragon. National park spokesman Heru...
  • Virgin dragon's surprise

    12/20/2006 8:19:54 PM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 1,053+ views
    As Christmas approaches, a virgin mother is awaiting the arrival of her offspring. In an evolutionary twist, Flora, the Komodo dragon, has managed to become pregnant without any male help. It would seem the timing is auspicious: the seven baby Komodo dragons are due this festive season. "We were blown away when we realised what she'd done," said Kevin Buley, a reptile expert at Flora's home at the Chester Zoo in this town in northern England. "But we certainly won't be naming any of the hatchlings Jesus." Other reptile species reproduce asexually in a process known as parthenogenesis. But Flora's...
  • Virgin dragon to give birth in holiday season (It's a Woodland Critter Christmas)

    12/20/2006 11:47:20 AM PST · by mmmRamen · 36 replies · 2,124+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/20/2006 | Maria Cheng
    CHESTER, England - As Christmas approaches, a virgin mother is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her offspring. She’s Flora, the Komodo dragon. In an evolutionary twist, Flora has managed to become pregnant all on her own without any male help. It would seem the timing is auspicious: The seven baby Komodo dragons are due this festive season.
  • Giant lizard terrorises Beirut (NOT The Onion, not Arafat either!)

    08/31/2003 1:38:40 PM PDT · by alnitak · 34 replies · 282+ views
    The BBC ^ | Sunday, 31 August, 2003, 14:59 GMT 15:59 UK | Kim Ghattas
    He's big, he's a carnivore, he's terrorising the neighbourhood's residents, he's been swimming in people's pools and he's already claimed victims - several cats, a dog and apparently even a horse. Komodo Dragons can grow to over three metres In Lebanon, a giant lizard has been roaming the streets of a Beirut suburb for several weeks, eluding all the attempts by the authorities to catch it. He's Lebanon's own Komodo Dragon, or so say the witnesses who have seen him. Komodo Dragons are an endangered species and live in Indonesia. They belong to the family of monitor lizards. It's believed...