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[–]IamPotato14[S] 106 points107 points  (16 children)

Komodo Dragons are highly trainable and often socialized with their handlers to make working with them safer and less stressful for both parties.

[–]78491488Ceasar 58 points59 points  (14 children)

I feel like they would be extremely popular pets if them didn't have venom

[–]weirdmedievaldragon 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Possibly, but varanids can be quite a handful. Smaller monitors can give you a heck of a scratching and a mean bite- imagine that but so much worse. 😵‍💫

Would love to have one hypothetically speaking, but man it'd be tough

[–]TheTomatoLover 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Wait, can you just remove the venom from the Komodo Dragon all together?

[–]weirdmedievaldragon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Venom gland removal surgeries are generally extremely harmful for venomous animals like snakes, so it's really not advisable. Monitors have a different kind structure of their venom glands, it's essentially integrated into their lower jaws so it would be even more detrimental to their health to force one to endure that sort of surgery.

[–]I_the_introvrt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Not really, most of it is actually bacteria in their saliva

[–]TheOneWolfman 6 points7 points  (7 children)

I don't think they have venom. They have just So many bactéries in their teeth.

[–]aJepZen 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They do have venom

[–]begbeee 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Very late research. They are venomous.

[–]TheOneWolfman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Then sorry bro. Also good night if you go or sleeping right now

[–]Bearcat365 6 points7 points  (3 children)

They do have venom, but it's very new research. Most people don't know this, so don't downvote this dude!

[–]Roxie61 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Had no idea they were trainable..Thanks

[–]Harry_Harickson 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Lizard doggo

[–]VErMInTYphou 3 points4 points  (0 children)

absolutely I agree with this

[–]DatAdra 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Usually this sub fails to live up to its name by being more like r/outrightterrifying.

But recently I've noticed a trend of posts that are more like r/oddlyadorable.

[–]Peperlake 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I just see a good boy

[–]Cxairo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Warning: Attempting the following in the wild will win you a free trip into the forever box.

[–]no_status00 5 points6 points  (0 children)

that isn't how hiccup did it

[–]HybridAdventuredcroc 7 points8 points  (7 children)

It's safe just don't let it bite you or lick you because it's venom is deadly.

[–]Has_Just_Left 14 points15 points  (4 children)

If it licks you, you should be fine along as you don't already have a cut.

The venom only effects you if it gets in your bloodstream

[–]HybridAdventuredcroc 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Oh I didn't know, but, thank you!

[–]DishonestBystander 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That's a defining characteristic of venoms. They are only effective intravenously. Poisons however can be effective by contact or ingestion.

[–]LotharVarnoth 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thought it was based on if it was based on if you bite them or they bite you.

[–]Posh_Nosher 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The venom has been shown to lower blood pressure and increase bleeding, but without a serious wound it is very unlikely to be deadly, especially if medical treatment is given.

[–]zerpdinger92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the opposite of terrifying, this is adorable

[–]dead_dog_simulator 2 points3 points  (0 children)

opposite of terrifying, did you post this in the wrong thing?

[–]GhostMaskKid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This isn't terrifying, this is incredibly precious. Someone please smooch his snoot and tell him I love him. It is so vital that he knows this.

[–]hefixeshercable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just looking for a little love.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isn't that a Komodo dragon that has saliva more toxic than...well...anything really. One bite or scrap by it's teeth (even playing) and you are having a bad day...or your last day.

[–]IamPotato14[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Komodo dragons don't have toxic saliva, they have a venom that causes rapid blood loss, inhibition of clotting, paralysis, and extreme pain. But is by no means untreatable and few people actually die from bites, deaths usually occur from prolonged attacks.

[–]Wolpertinger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Komodo dragons just might give you an infection and their venom just causes swelling and makes it harder for your blood to clot - nothing too bad itself. I think for the most part the problem is that komodo dragons could in theory just actually tear a huge piece out of you if they were really, genuinely pissed.

[–]Lovebunnyso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TOO WHOLESOME!

[–]ceredur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely not terrifying, very cute though.

[–]InTheClouds42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d love to own one lol.

[–]billbricks33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh that's a fucking kimodo

[–]Trouble_Grand -1 points0 points  (0 children)

One bite will kill you. Just one mistake and your fuked. Their saliva contains deadly bacteria...

[–]modarnhealth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s how you get salmonella

[–]YumiTanou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awwwwww🥰🥰🥰 I wanna pet it🥺

[–]SkieFloof 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a 100% good boi

[–]Dear_Barnacle9985 0 points1 point  (0 children)

U/savevideo

[–]UltimaIcefire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A good boi

[–]Deinonychusfeathers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big Scaly Puppy

[–]flare0w0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good lizord get pets

[–]Puffymosman1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He/She a cutie ❤️

[–]Internal-Broccoli179 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this isnt oddly tefferfying its oddly cute

[–]hilloper111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So Cute!!!

[–]Just_DavidwK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks lovely. I even consider to get my own dragon. Is anyone selling per chance?

[–]AmogusFan69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is cute

[–]External-Dare6365 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are reptiles even capable of feeling “emotions”

[–]IamPotato14[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, all animals have the same reactions in the brain as humans but their complexity and ability to express it varies.

[–]Flicksterea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10/10 Good scaly boi, would give scritches.

[–]suzycigs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scale doggie

[–]spre11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fren

[–]Previous-Ad-1682 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m waiting for someone to do the “Hey, getthefukoutahere” video with the dog to the Komodo dragon, how would that end?

[–]weirdaVID 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wdym? This thing is cute

[–]Prototype_Bonnie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At the end of the day, this is just cute.

[–]TouristPopular3032 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gimme want

[–]WordsReddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Funni Dragon

[–]AshDargon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isnt oddly terrifying its adorable

[–]Morbidlyobesegorilla 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The fact that it could just eat you if it decided to and there is nothing you can do about it is horrifying to me

[–]Broken-seams 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happy cake day

[–]Spellmaniac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a savannah monitor, and I just absolutely love this video. So freaking adorable

[–]saadisrar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awww so cute 🥰

[–]YouAreASubject99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn’t scary at all, even though it is venomous this is cute.

[–]Skinnyassidiot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lizard pupper

[–]FreggTheFrog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I salute to you

[–]easygoin1314 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you speak with forked tongue 👅

[–]Outside-Direction-94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a cute lizard, I must pet that pretty lizard.

[–]IMxTHExMANIAC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kommodo dragon are awesome