Toxic Spit

My pal Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry of Australia is in the news this week for the paper he’s publishing on the Komodo Dragon and the revelation that Dragon saliva contains venom, not bacteria, as its lethal component.  “Your average lion has a much dirtier bite,” said Bryan Fry, a biologist at the University of Melbourne. “It’s complete voodoo.”

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon

Here’s the New York Times story.  Check out BGF and his amazing adventures at his website, here.

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