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Measuring only 1-1/4" long, this tiny Komodo Dragon skull pendant is but a fraction of the size of a real komodo. It is cast in solid jewelers bronze with a hand burnished finish. The mandible has been cast in a slightly open position to reveal the excellent detail of each individual flesh ripping tooth. The pendant hangs on a burnished bronze chain that passes directly through natural openings in the rear of the skull. Chain may be slightly different than pictured.
Komodo dragons are the world's heaviest living lizards. They can grow to a length of 10 feet, with an average length of 8 feet and weight of 200 lbs. Females are usually under 8 feet and weigh about 150 lbs.
The Komodo dragon's keen sense of smell, if aided by favorable wind, enables it to seek out carrion up to 5 miles away. Despite its size, the Komodo is fast moving and agile. They can climb trees and like all monitor lizards they are good swimmers.
Their teeth are laterally compressed with serrated edges, resembling those of flesh-eating sharks. Like sharks, they frequently replace their teeth which are positioned to cut out chunks of its prey. The highly flexible skull allows it to swallow large pieces of its food. The Komodos mouth is full of virulent bacteria and even if its prey survives the original attack, it will die of infection later. In addition, recent research suggests that the Komodos have a venom gland which is more important in disabling their prey.
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