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Watch: Komodo Dragon Defeated By Moray Eel

Komodo Dragon electrocuted By Eel
Credit: Youtube / Komodo Fandom

In the lush Indonesian archipelago at the Komodo National Park, a Komodo dragon, the apex predator of its habitat, tried engorging a moray eel. This was obviously a mistake. Here we compare the two parties of this encounter.

Read to the end to watch the video!

Komodo Dragon

Size

Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard in the world. Image via Depositphotos

The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest lizard species and can grown up to 10 ft (3 m) long and weighing over 150 lb (68 kg).

Body

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Close up Portrait of Komodo dragon with open mouth. Image via Depositphotos

These creatures have muscular bodies and powerful limbs, allowing them to overpower prey much larger than themselves. Further, despite their size, Komodo dragons are surprisingly agile and fast when hunting or defending their territory.

Color

The Biggest Komodo Dragon Ever Recorded
The Komodo dragon stands on its hind legs and a fellow dragon. Image via Depositphotos

Their scaly skin is typically a combination of earthy tones, ranging from grey and brown to reddish-orange. Additionally, this camouflage helps them blend seamlessly into their surroundings, making them efficient hunters and ambush predators.

Moray Eel

Size

moray eel
Moray eel hunting underwater. Image via Depositphotos

The moray eel (Muraenidae) is a powerful creature in it own right – except instead in water. Moray eels can grow to 5–10 ft (1.5–3 m) in length and weigh over 44 lb (20 kg). They secrete a protective mucus over their scaleless skin, which can be toxic to other animals.

Body

Moray Eel at the reef
Photo of a moray eel taken in the Maldives. Mstroeck at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via WIkimedia Commons

Moray eels have elongated and streamlined bodies, making them well-adapted for living in freshwater habitats, such as rivers, streams, and swamps.

Color

moray eel
Moray eel. YVC Biology Department, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Moray eels usually have either dark brown or grayish spots against white, or whitish spots against brown/gray, which helps them blend into the murky waters where they reside.

The Culinary Encounter

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Komodo dragon. Image via iStockPhotos

The footage captured a Komodo dragon venturing into the shores of a river in search of prey, where it came across a seemingly dead moray eel. The Komodo dragon tried swallowing the eel, only to find the meal too big. How rude! The Komodo dragon was defeated by its meal.

Wrapping Up

YouTube video
Komodo Fandom on YouTube

I’m sure the Komodo dragon gave that meal a 1 out 5-star review.

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Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Looks like someone intentionally fed it to him. Not a good idea.

Claude Levesque

Friday 22nd of March 2024

most interesting; will sign up right now. Thanks !

Ben Pajeet

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Hello Kiah. I am like to ask you if you and me can make the phuk?

Sunday 11th of February 2024

@Ben Pajeet,

Marcus Kehinde Moroti

Friday 9th of February 2024

Hi Kiah, that's interesting... I couldn't have ever imagined an eel electrifying such a massive beast.

Good work.

Jose

Friday 9th of February 2024

Thanks for your information is very interesting and I will be happy to read your comments about the animals and their habitat and thank you again

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