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(Kotaku)   Woman snubs laws of self preservation, attempts to outrun Komodo Dragon   (kotaku.com ) divider line
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2013-11-18 01:20:51 PM  
I was kind of rooting for the lizard!
 
2013-11-18 01:23:01 PM  
While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.
 
2013-11-18 01:28:43 PM  
um, sticks?
 
2013-11-18 01:30:28 PM  

LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.


They aren't really THAT bad but their squeaky voices and strange eyebrows give me the heebeegeebies.
 
2013-11-18 01:37:29 PM  
The dragon was obviously attracted to her eyebrows.
 
2013-11-18 01:58:48 PM  

LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.


How did they develop antibiotic resistant bacteria? Are there that many people being bitten by Komodo dragons?

Or are people with MDR infections being deliberately targeted by these lizards?

I get that the reason they aren't becoming the new swine flu is because evolution is breeding them for success as accessories to the Komodo dragon rather than as general pathogens, but what selection pressure for antibiotic resistance could they possibly be developing? Are the large animals they typically eat well-known for chewing on mold for some impromptu antibacterials?
 
2013-11-18 02:09:15 PM  

LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.


Actually, anyone who is in any sort of reasonably shape should be able to outrun one.    You just have to keep in front of it for a little while until it tires, which it will do rather quickly:  Lizards can't breathe effectively while running.

Having said that, they like to ambush prey, so you'd better see them before they get too close and you can't get out of the way.
 
2013-11-18 02:10:26 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.

How did they develop antibiotic resistant bacteria? Are there that many people being bitten by Komodo dragons?

Or are people with MDR infections being deliberately targeted by these lizards?

I get that the reason they aren't becoming the new swine flu is because evolution is breeding them for success as accessories to the Komodo dragon rather than as general pathogens, but what selection pressure for antibiotic resistance could they possibly be developing? Are the large animals they typically eat well-known for chewing on mold for some impromptu antibacterials?


Its true that komodo's mouths are filled with nasty bacteria that do result in nasty infections if you are bitten, but its extremely unlikely that they breed antibiotic resistant strains.  Besides, if you're close enough to get bitten, you're probably dead already.
 
2013-11-18 02:13:15 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.

How did they develop antibiotic resistant bacteria? Are there that many people being bitten by Komodo dragons?

Or are people with MDR infections being deliberately targeted by these lizards?

I get that the reason they aren't becoming the new swine flu is because evolution is breeding them for success as accessories to the Komodo dragon rather than as general pathogens, but what selection pressure for antibiotic resistance could they possibly be developing? Are the large animals they typically eat well-known for chewing on mold for some impromptu antibacterials?


It's more that their prey have defenses against infection, so it's sort of an arms war, on one side you have prey animals developing better and better immune systems, which includes natural antibiotics being produced either by their own bodies or their own microbiomes, and on the other side you have bacteria that are developing ways to survive just about anything that can be thrown at them.
 
2013-11-18 02:20:03 PM  

AntonChigger: omnibus_necanda_sunt: LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.

How did they develop antibiotic resistant bacteria? Are there that many people being bitten by Komodo dragons?

Or are people with MDR infections being deliberately targeted by these lizards?

I get that the reason they aren't becoming the new swine flu is because evolution is breeding them for success as accessories to the Komodo dragon rather than as general pathogens, but what selection pressure for antibiotic resistance could they possibly be developing? Are the large animals they typically eat well-known for chewing on mold for some impromptu antibacterials?

Its true that komodo's mouths are filled with nasty bacteria that do result in nasty infections if you are bitten, but its extremely unlikely that they breed antibiotic resistant strains.  Besides, if you're close enough to get bitten, you're probably dead already.


Most of the people they kille are the very old and very young.
 
2013-11-18 02:20:45 PM  

AntonChigger: omnibus_necanda_sunt: LrdPhoenix: While strapping a piece of meat to your ass and finding one to run away from is pretty stupid, if you ever encounter one, you had best outrun it.  Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.  They're like zombies, one bite and you're done for.  That's how they hunt, they bite once and then follow slowly til whatever they bit dies of infection.  If you do manage to survive it, all the medicine in the world won't stop the nasty recurring infections you'll get for the rest of your life.

How did they develop antibiotic resistant bacteria? Are there that many people being bitten by Komodo dragons?

Or are people with MDR infections being deliberately targeted by these lizards?

I get that the reason they aren't becoming the new swine flu is because evolution is breeding them for success as accessories to the Komodo dragon rather than as general pathogens, but what selection pressure for antibiotic resistance could they possibly be developing? Are the large animals they typically eat well-known for chewing on mold for some impromptu antibacterials?

Its true that komodo's mouths are filled with nasty bacteria that do result in nasty infections if you are bitten, but its extremely unlikely that they breed antibiotic resistant strains.  Besides, if you're close enough to get bitten, you're probably dead already.


No, they definitely have antibiotic resistant bacteria, the few survivors of attacks have to be treated regularly with rather strong antibiotics to keep the bacteria from multiplying out of control and killing them.
 
2013-11-18 02:20:48 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.


They also have venom.
 
2013-11-18 02:40:33 PM  
Wes Welker unavailable for comment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-UciSePPPw
 
2013-11-18 02:43:42 PM  
Apparently if you breed komodos in captivity they lack the more super dangerous bacteria in their mouth.  Still.... I wouldn't want to be the on the side of a komodo...
 
2013-11-18 02:48:07 PM  

LrdPhoenix: No, they definitely have antibiotic resistant bacteria, the few survivors of attacks have to be treated regularly with rather strong antibiotics to keep the bacteria from multiplying out of control and killing them.


Bacteria in the mouths of komodo dragons has been greatly exaggerated, not significantly worse than any other carnivore. Rather, the serrated teeth cause extensive bleeding, and whatever venom produced by them appears to exacerbate this.
 
2013-11-18 02:50:01 PM  
In Bali, I visited the reptile zoo and they were so desperate for visitors, they let us into the cages with some of the larger animals to take pictures.

So I got to go into the iguana enclosure and hold a couple, then they let us into the Komodo Dragon enclosure to stand to the side of it for a picture.

First, the worker went in to make sure it wasn't going to strike, then I got to go in, slowly. The worker seemed nervous as crap and I knew it was a terrible idea, but when you're overseas, you tend to do alot of dumb things.

The whole time, I was looking around trying to figure out how many jumps it would take me to get over the chest-height fence they had if it turned around on me, but it just hung out.

/CSB
 
2013-11-18 03:15:28 PM  
Those brows . . .

 img.fark.net
 
2013-11-18 03:35:28 PM  
I wonder if the lizard caught her she would be considered sushi
 
2013-11-18 04:28:08 PM  

marcre3363: In Bali, I visited the reptile zoo and they were so desperate for visitors, they let us into the cages with some of the larger animals to take pictures.

So I got to go into the iguana enclosure and hold a couple, then they let us into the Komodo Dragon enclosure to stand to the side of it for a picture.

First, the worker went in to make sure it wasn't going to strike, then I got to go in, slowly. The worker seemed nervous as crap and I knew it was a terrible idea, but when you're overseas, you tend to do alot of dumb things.

The whole time, I was looking around trying to figure out how many jumps it would take me to get over the chest-height fence they had if it turned around on me, but it just hung out.

/CSB


YIKES!!!
So how many steps were you to the fence??
 
2013-11-18 04:48:22 PM  
I don't speak foreign but I understood every word the narrator said, the girl? too! TV is stupid in every language
 
2013-11-18 05:32:16 PM  
Japanese porn is weird
 
2013-11-18 05:42:51 PM  
i23.photobucket.com

/Bonus: look at the image URL
 
2013-11-18 06:16:26 PM  

Ivo Shandor: LrdPhoenix: Their mouths are breeding grounds for some of the worst of the worst antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.

They also have venom.


I learned something new today!  Thanks!
 
2013-11-18 06:22:23 PM  

Bartman66: marcre3363: In Bali, I visited the reptile zoo and they were so desperate for visitors, they let us into the cages with some of the larger animals to take pictures.

So I got to go into the iguana enclosure and hold a couple, then they let us into the Komodo Dragon enclosure to stand to the side of it for a picture.

First, the worker went in to make sure it wasn't going to strike, then I got to go in, slowly. The worker seemed nervous as crap and I knew it was a terrible idea, but when you're overseas, you tend to do alot of dumb things.

The whole time, I was looking around trying to figure out how many jumps it would take me to get over the chest-height fence they had if it turned around on me, but it just hung out.

/CSB

YIKES!!!
So how many steps were you to the fence??


3, maybe 4. It was a small enclosure.

To walk behind it, I took the longest possible route on the other side of the fence. And I made my friend go in first to take his picture.

It was a crazy day. Rode elephants in the morning, got attacked by wild monkeys before a suckling pig lunch, then reptiles. After a nap, hung out with the locals at the beach & helped them catch fish to sell, then enjoyed a $10 Lobster dinner on the beach before hitting the bars. Can't wait to get back there with my wife someday.
 
2013-11-19 02:40:36 AM  
liam76:
Most of the people they kille are the very old and very young.

But how can they be both at the same time?
 
2013-11-19 05:49:51 AM  
Ugh, I hate when people disrespect nature and live.

Also, what's the point of this stunt? You purposely chose an animal that's so retardedly slow compared to a human that there's virtually no chance of anything bad happening short of you tripping AND to top it off, you tied the meat to a string far from your body as opposed to something remotely dangerous like around your calves. Even if you did trip or something, the dragon would simply nab the meat several feet from your body with no risk to you at all.

What a worthless stunt.
 
2013-11-19 07:53:54 AM  

yanoosh: I wonder if the lizard caught her she would be considered sushi


Cherry blossoms and rice

Su-Su-Sushi, she's so nice...
 
2013-11-19 08:39:29 AM  

marcre3363: In Bali, I visited the reptile zoo and they were so desperate for visitors, they let us into the cages with some of the larger animals to take pictures.

So I got to go into the iguana enclosure and hold a couple, then they let us into the Komodo Dragon enclosure to stand to the side of it for a picture.

First, the worker went in to make sure it wasn't going to strike, then I got to go in, slowly. The worker seemed nervous as crap and I knew it was a terrible idea, but when you're overseas, you tend to do alot of dumb things.

The whole time, I was looking around trying to figure out how many jumps it would take me to get over the chest-height fence they had if it turned around on me, but it just hung out.

/CSB


When were you there? None fo the Zoos had them when Iw as there, so Iheaded over to Komodo island.
 
2013-11-19 12:33:53 PM  
Ah, only in Japan would you get away with something like this...
 
2013-11-19 01:13:35 PM  

Vangor: Bacteria in the mouths of komodo dragons has been greatly exaggerated, not significantly worse than any other carnivore. Rather, the serrated teeth cause extensive bleeding, and whatever venom produced by them appears to exacerbate this.


Pretty much any open wound in the jungle or tropically regions could easily kill you, it's a breeding ground.  Fark the Rain Forest.
 
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