While we can't visit dinosaurs at Jurassic Park (yet), Komodo Island in Indonesia is a hot tourist spot for those brave enough to venture into the habitat of the worlds largest and most dangerous living lizard.
Komodo dragons are about 10 feet long and 150 pounds with a reputation for eating anything they can get their hands on.
One of these large lizards is known to eat up to half its weight in one meal and can and will eat a human.
Their powerful jaws are also equipped with a poisonous toxic glands that weaken its prey until defenseless.
The island, which is the world's largest habitat for these endangered creatures and home to about 2,500 dragons, is expected to have close to 40,000 tourists visit this year.
The tourists are guided through the jungle landscape by a guide armed with 18 years experience and a hefty club for good measure, who advises the group not to wander from the track and stay with the group.
Although the lizards have been known to attack humans, they primarily prefer to scavenge for rotting carcasses and are known to enjoy the taste of buffalo, deer or wild boar over humans.
They must not be TOO dangerous because believe it or not, about 2,000 brave souls co-exist with the ancient beasts on the island as well!
We'd love to visit, but could not imagine living with the constant threat of being eaten alive!
Will U be planning your next family vacation to Komodo Island?
[Image via AP Images.]
2,500 of these creatures live on Komodo Island and it's neighboring island
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