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Epic: Komodo Dragon Defends Territory Against Crocodile

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Komodo dragons aren’t just the largest lizards in the world, they are also incredibly tough and territorial predators. This croc chose the wrong lizard to mess with!

A Mother and Her Eggs

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Komodo dragon females lay about 30 eggs at a time, which they then safeguard for about 8 months.

Crocodile Approaches

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A crocodile is seen approaching the Komodo dragon’s burrow, looking for a sneaky egg.

Fight for Dominance

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Naturally, the Komodo dragon was going to protect her unborn young. She is a fierce competitor for the crocodile.

Master of Defense

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The Komodo dragon skillfully whacks the crocodile with her tail, then bites it in the soft spot under its lower jaw. She’s not playing around.

Eggs Safe

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She manages to scare off the crocodile, ensuring the safety of her eggs – until next time.

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“Crazy Komodo Dragon Fights Crocodiles To Defend Territory” Source: YouTube, Uploaded: 3Win Animal

Komodo Dragon – The Apex Predator

Komodo Dragon Attacks
Komodo Dragon via Depositphotos.

The Komodo Dragon, is the world’s largest lizard. They are skilled hunters, set with powerful jaws, serrated teeth and venomous saliva. They have exceptional speed and agility. Furthermore, Komodo Dragons can quickly close the gap between them and their prey. This makes them dangerous opponents.

Crocodile: The Stealthy Invader

american crocodile
Crocodile. Image via Pexels.

Crocodiles are ambush predators. They have a set of sharp teeth. They also have the ability to lie in water and wait for hours, crocodiles are known for their stealth and surprise attacks. In this scenario, the crocodile’s invasion is a surprise, which challenged the dominance of the Komodo Dragon.

Invasion of Territory

Portrait of a nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in water with reflection, South Africa. Image via Shutterstock.

Nature’s battles are unpredictable, and the outcome of this flight remains uncertain. Furthermore, the intrusion of one predator into the territory of another shows us the ever-changing dynamics of the natural world.

Jaws and Bite Force

komodo dragons fighting
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The crocodile has one of the strongest bite forces. This allows them to crush bones effortlessly. While the Komodo Dragon’s bite relies on its serrated teeth and venom to weaken prey over time.

Venom vs. Stealth

By Dieu-Donné Gameli – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Komodo Dragons use venom to incapacitate their prey. They depend on a combination of bacteria-laden bites and venom to bring down large animals. While crocodiles act on surprise attacks. Crocodiles often ambush their prey near bodies of water.

Adaptability and Environment

komodo dragon eating live bat
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Komodo Dragons are skilled climbers and swimmers. Crocodiles are well-adapted to aquatic environments. Crocodiles use their powerful tails to navigate water efficiently. The clash in their habitats adds complexity to the fight we witness.

Wrapping Up

By Dieu-Donné Gameli – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Overall, as we witness the fight between the Komodo Dragon and the crocodile, we gain insights into the diverse strategies and strengths of these ancient reptiles! Nature’s spectacles (such as this primal confrontation) remind us of how animals have evolved to survive in their respective environments.


Komodo Dragons
The fighting Komodo dragons for domination. The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is the biggest living lizard in the world, Indonesia. Image via Depositphotos.

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Thursday 21st of March 2024

I despise all serpents due to the way they kill Komoko Dragons and Crocs...Alligators .I can't stand suffering of animals of how they make their prey die. I love most animals They are Gods creatured


Saturday 27th of January 2024

The croc is fighting a monitor lizard. There are no gators or Crocs on Komodo isle.

Davou James BAGET

Thursday 25th of January 2024

We live with animals. SO I love watching animals firms


Saturday 27th of January 2024

@Davou James BAGET, this is a bullshit site.... the animal shown with the crocodile is a Nile monitor not a Komodo dragon.... it was probably eating the crocs eggs and the croc came back to defend them. Leopards are nit numerous on the indonesian islands where Komidos sre found, neither are crocs. That interaction is in Africa.


Thursday 25th of January 2024

The video was about lions not the kamodo dragon...I hate click bait.

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