Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Man-Eating Devil Dragon of Australia

Giant Megalania of Australia

Deadly Komodo Dragon

Located in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia is a human eating dragon! The descriptions of eye witnesses, exactly match what once walked upon the earth in the prehistoric days,................a Megalania.

The Megalania, according to science, went extinct 40,000 years ago and was considered the largest ground lizard that ever walked the planet, at more then a 1,000 pounds! The sharp serrated teeth are pointed inward, to latch onto flesh, so that when the beast yanks it's head away, it will tear out large chunks of bloody tissue. Long dirty claws dig and rip into the prey animal, while it's thick powerful tail is used to knock down the victim, where it can be bitten and eaten at leisure. Just like it's cousin, the Komodo Dragon, they are surprisingly fast for their weight and size. Known to hide their incredible dimensions in tall grass and sit stealthily, awaiting the unsuspecting for it's next meal. By the time the target notices it's putrid smell and looks about for the culprit,.......it is too late. The Dragon has viciously ambushed ........and the targeted prey is being agonizingly consumed.
Aside from it's bacteria laden saliva, the Megalania was believed to be venomous, thus the unfortunate would become paralyzed where bitten and helplessly lay there, until the frantic snapping of fierce jaws, inevitably resulted in death.

The native Aboriginal tribes of Australia, have passed down lore from their forefathers, that talk of a giant man eating lizard. The monster was responsible for terrorizing and eating their people, they call it, 'Mungoon-galli."

The much feared and lethal Komodo Dragon, is said to be the closest living relative of the ancient Megalania. Both dragons are alike in many ways, highly aggressive ..with poisonous bacteria, in the saliva of their mouths, to infect any prey that is bitten but may get away. If the prey does not immediately get eaten, it will inevitably die of infection and the relentless dragon will track it, through it's extraordinary sense of smell, .....for miles. They will eat almost anything, dead or alive,......... these beasts have even been known to eat one another! Dragons have the ability to stretch their jaws to wrap around large body parts, like a snake ......and with their thick, scaly folds of skin, and beady reptile eyes, they present a terrifying picture indeed!
Think you can out run them? Think again,......they are as fast running up a hill, as a human is running, on flat land.
The Komodo would be the smaller of the two, reaching sizes of 10-15 feet in length.
The Megalania, also known as the Devil Dragon is reported to be 20-25 feet in length!
Can you imagine either of these two charging you?
(You can shudder now.)
Komodos are true predators, they can take down a water buffalo and will eat humans when given the chance. Divers who have risked being in the same waters as a Dragon, have reported being pursued and attacked while on a dive. In Indonesia, a child was killed when he walked to the bushes to relieve himself and a fisherman was attacked and killed in the same manner when he came ashore to forage for some fruit, in the thick of the woods. Even a park ranger was attacked, when the beast quietly slithered on it's stumpy legs up the stairs and walked into the structure. It grabbed the unsuspecting ranger, who was working at his desk! Don't even consider resting in Dragon infested territory,.........a Swiss tourist that was with a group, sat for a moment to catch his breath, little did he know he was being stalked,......by a hungry Dragon. The tourist was consumed,.....all that was found of him in the search, was his camera.
Yes, these Dragons have a history of eating humans......... but is the Komodo's larger cousin doing the same thing in Australia?

It would not be a first time for science to think an animal was extinct, that was in actuality was very much alive.
Before 1912, we didn't even know the Komodo Dragon existed. The majority of the world still didn't believe it until 1926, when the American Museum of Natural History brought back two live specimens.

People continue to see this ancient creature, from time to time and insist that the Devil Dragon is still around. Unexplainable disappearances of numerous people, as well as suspicious prints found in the last known area the unfortunate person was in, lead us to believe it is feasting upon humans when the opportunity presents itself!

A farmer in Queensland Australia discovered bones on his land, that were later determined by specialists in the field, to belong to a Megalania. Paleontologists believed the bones to be only 300 years old!
In 1979, a Cryptozoologist by the name of Rex Gilroy, was called in to identify massive prints left in a freshly plowed field. A cast was made of what remained of the walking path the creature had taken, it matched what would be considered a Megalania, or...........a Devil Dragon!

October 12. 1968, Queensland, Australia, reports come in of a 40 foot long lizard!

1977, Townsville, Australia, campers are surprised and terrorized by a massive reptile. The tracks later found, indicate a 30 foot long animal! Newspapers ran with the story.

Another modern day account, speaks of a missing camper's watch and sandal, that were discovered along side of mysterious tracks,....... that could not be identified.

How could something so large be walking around and we are unable to readily see it?

The answer would be the pristine beauty and remoteness of the areas involved. The Daintree Rainforest in Australia contains 4,000 square miles of magnificent territory,.............containing 676 KNOWN species and............. only 78 people who call it home.

So, feel like walking into the wilderness to pick some fruit or stroll through the swaying tall grass of the fields? Better consider the area you are in before you do, ...............as Dragons think humans taste like chicken.

Here is a brief 2 minute video by Animal Planet.

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