And last year, a Singaporean tourist was attacked while trying to take a photo. Komodo Dragons are carnivores. One of them flicks a pale forked tongue out to sample the air before making a slow stride to another spot in the shade. They have been recorded as killing wild pigs within seconds,  and observations of Komodo dragons tracking prey for long distances are likely misinterpreted cases of prey escaping an attack before succumbing to infection. It has the added observed benefit of significantly promoting wound healing in both uninfected and mixed biofilm infected wounds. They take 8 to 9 years to mature, and are estimated to live up to 30 years.
However, those in captivity often weigh more.
Asian water monitor
The Komodo dragon also has a long tongue, which is yellow in color and deeply forked. Retrieved on 8 August Like the Komodo dragon, the water monitor will often eat carrion. The species is known as Malayan water monitorAsian water monitor or kabaragoyadenoting a Sri Lankan subspecies with distinct morphological featurescommon water monitortwo-banded monitorand as rice lizardring lizardplain lizard and no-mark lizardas well as simply "water monitor". Views Read View source View history.