Komodo dragons kill with venom, not bacteria, study says – CNN.com

May 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm (Uncategorized)

Komodo dragons kill with venom, not bacteria, study says – CNN.com.

According to their research, the dragon’s bite weakens and immobilizes the prey. It then injects venom from special glands in the mouth.

The venom keeps blood from clotting around the prey’s wound. And it causes a drop in the blood pressure. The blood loss and the blood pressure drop combine to weaken the animal.

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