Komodo Dragon Was On The Loose + Missing in Buffalo, New York
There was legit a 4 and a half foot monitor lizard, the same family as the Komodo Dragon, walking around Western New York!
The Komodo dragon is actually in the monitor lizard family, according to Daily Science Journal.
...when it comes to reptiles, there are a lot of people asking what the difference is between the popular Komodo dragon and a monitor lizard. Actually, Komodo dragons are a type of monitor lizard, but there are other monitor lizards that have other defining features. Komodo dragons are also arguably the deadliest monitor lizard (and reptile, for that matter) in its habitat
UPDATE: The lizard was hit by a car and died.
There always seems to be some strange animal news happening in Western New York. The past couple of weeks, we have been sharing some of the most ridiculous, but true animal stories that have happened around Buffalo--from the Alligator being found in the water to the Gorilla temporarily sneaking out of its exhibit in the Buffalo News. Next week's throwback story is pretty juicy, too!