February 18th, 2008

At the Aquarium on Washington's Birthday

We went to see the Komodo Dragon, the world's largest lizard.  This one was at least 6 feet long.
The dragon's diet is wide-ranging, and includes invertebrates, other reptiles (including smaller Komodo Dragons), birds, bird eggs, small mammals, monkeys, wild boars, goats, deer, horses, and water buffalos.
He looked at me and gave me a blink.
I looked right back and started to think
That if weren't for the wall of glass,
He might crawl over and bite my... body mass.