Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world. These giant reptiles are dull brown, dark grey, or reddish in color, while juveniles are green with yellow and black stripes. Komodo dragons are carnivores and scavengers. They are the top carnivores in their ecosystems. Komodo dragons occasionally capture live prey by hiding in ambush and then charging their victims, although their primarily food source is carrion. They have good vision and adequate hearing but rely mostly on their acute sense of smell to detect potential prey. Komodo Dragon originally appeared on About.com Animals / Wildlife on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 15:31:22.
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