Monday, March 26, 2012

Here There be Dragons, Part III: Escape from Komodo Island

"You'll never take me alive, you damn, dirty lizards!"


 The two-day trip to Komodo and Rinca aboard our chartered boat had kind of a Heart of Darkness vibe to it.  Relations with the teenage crew became tense after we forced them to reveal they only had two life jackets for the six of us. 

  Our guide was kind enough to put his life in danger to take our picture with the dragons.  One of the interesting factoids we learned: Komodo dragons?  Two penises.

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The dragons aren't fed, but they hang out outside the mess hall 'cause they smell food.  The rangers carry forked sticks in case of dragon attacks.  Advice for fighting a dragon is the same for fighting zombies:  aim for the head.

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