Introduction of Komodo Dragons in Australia

What is everyone's opinion on introducing Komodo Dragons in Australia? There are pros but there are also cons.

Pros
>Will be reintroduced to its place of origin
>Will fill the apex predator niche
>Will control the invasive populations of animals that plague australia
>Will curb the populations of wild cats, dogs, foxes, camels, etc.
>Would fill a void left by megalania

Cons
>Will also attack people
>Might disrupt the established ecosystem

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're all forgetting the fact that the komodo ISN'T an invasive species to begin with.

    Unlike the cane toad or burmese python or what have you, komodos lived in Australia thousands of years ago until humans killed them off. This is like reintroducing wolves to yellowstone, only good ecological effects can come from this.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would say mostly a con because I don't think they will do this introduction perfectly, it could work, but i think the margin for error is too great.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    no don't do it. just leave them and feed them tree rats. save the dragons, thin out the pest monkpai population, win win.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    can you own one of these as a pet?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      No.
      Straight up no.
      Imagine having animal with instincts of a reptile (I.e eat everything that moves) while being as active and intelligent as a dog. But this dog weighs 200 lbs and has an appetite to eat 80% of it's body weight.
      One. Bite.
      One bite is all it takes for it to kill you. They tear flesh right off from bone, and said wound is now coated in anticoagulant venom that will make you bleed profusely from said wound. This isn't even the worst part either as they start eating you alive, not giving a frick that you're even still breathing.
      Also they're endangered so it is illegal to even own one as a pet.

      My cautious as frick advice, if you want to have a large monitor lizard as a pet, The Crocodile Monitor is the largest monitor you can legally own. You MUST create a bond with said animal as soon as they are a hatchling as they are equally capable of killing you when they reach adulthood.
      I'd highly suggest you, however, to simply get an Ackie.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >t. Clints reptiles watcher
        All of what you said is bullshit lmao. They’re just a big lizard, owning one would just be the lizard equivalent of owning a retic or anaconda and plenty of people keep them
        >Imagine having animal with instincts of a reptile (I.e eat everything that moves)
        They are fantastic at discerning food from people and are easily target trainable, they don’t have a feeding response anywhere near as strong as a lace monitor or something
        >One bite is all it takes for it to kill you.
        >said wound is now coated in anticoagulant venom that will make you bleed profusely from said wound.
        This is a meme. Only way it’s killing you in one bite is if it severs an artery, which a big dog would be just as likely to do if it were to bite
        >The Crocodile Monitor is the largest monitor you can legally own.
        They’re half the size of a big Asian water monitor

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I agree with this but Komodo dragons do have special legal protections that make them very, very difficult to legally privately own

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would get fricking destroyed by Salties.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    They will send Lyrebirds extinct. It's just another predator that will decimate the Lyrebird population.

    THINK OF THE FRICKING LYREBIRDS

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those can fly though. They are also way too small to be worth the energy hunting for komodo dragons. If anything, they'll probably kill a lot of the invasive cats, foxes, and dogs which will help the lyrebird.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's a few other species that once lived on Australia (or had close relatives that did) which should also be introduced. Things like the dwarf/northern cassowary, long beaked echidnas, tasmanian devils, etcetera.

    Proxy species are also possible, but would need to be done carefully. Things like giant tortoises being a proxy for meiolania is the first that comes to mind since the tortoises are ecosystem engineers and would be kept in check by the abundance of predators, unlike introduced placental mammals such as camels or rhinos or whatever.

    Also kill the invasive mammals and help spread the threatened australian species like vultures, pythons, and quolls.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The rare small ancient mammals and birds are gonna take a massive hit as always, not to forget the unique bugs too, I love Komodos but this is a bad idea 🙁

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unlikely, Komodos only really eat those things when they're juveniles and wouldn't have an more of an impact than any of the equally sized monitors already existing in Australia. Adult Komodos would be eating large common animals like kangaroos, wombats and feral domestic animals. Most of those ancient birds/mammals would have evolved alongside Komodo dragons anyways

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You also forget that camels are in Australia are around three million of them.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If they do it in the outback, in central Australia or tropical Queensland, it will do well.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    At the very least they should stick a bunch in a big fenced area where they can live wild as an insurance population like they’ve done with Tasmanian devils on the mainland

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Will also attack people
    I see no issues here.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    We should build them new islands to expand too until we terraform Mars enough to introduce them there.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only see pros.
    Start with abbo reserves.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >eats cane toad
    >dies

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>eats cane toad
      >>dies

      >"Predators outside the cane toad's native range include the whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus), the rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster), the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the water monitor (Varanus salvator)."

      Sure thing, fella.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Komodo dragons are Australian Varanids and like all Australian Varanids they lack the gene that makes Asian Varanids resistant to bufotoxins. Other Australian Varanids like argus monitors were hit pretty bad by cane toads

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Genetically modify the mother frickers

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cope diapcel

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    watch it backfire like most of these lame brain introduction plans. I admit something needs to be done before they die out. The komodos are all on one island that could be taken by the sea, or the locals could kill them off like they're doing now.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >most of these lame brain introduction plans.
      Has reintroduction ever actually worked?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes moron. Yellowstone wolves, bison and muskox, Pleistocene park, beavers in Europe, Tasmanian devils on the mainland.
        It's easy to hand wave it and go "B-BUT MUH INVASIVE SPECIES!" instead of actually doing it and seeing what happens.

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am all for it

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    what dumb fricking thread. stop with messing nature and introducing animals. Look what happened with those frogs.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tho unlike those frogs, Komodo Dragons were actually present in Australia as little as 50,000 years ago before abbos came in and killed them.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>Will also attack people
        disrupt the established ecosystem

        Guess who has done/is doing that already.

        This.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          How could you even hate aboriginals? You killed off pretty much all of them and the few that do exist live mostly in the northern territories and other uninhabited hunks of rock.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >How could you even hate aboriginals? You killed off pretty much all of them and the few that do exist live mostly in the northern territories and other uninhabited hunks of rock.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              YOU ARE WRONG LEONIDAS

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          How could you even hate aboriginals? You killed off pretty much all of them and the few that do exist live mostly in the northern territories and other uninhabited hunks of rock.

          https://i.imgur.com/33GHFAs.png

          >How could you even hate aboriginals? You killed off pretty much all of them and the few that do exist live mostly in the northern territories and other uninhabited hunks of rock.

          Can you homosexuals stop race baiting the thread? Frick off back to

          [...]

          or shut up.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Bring these back.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Dude Europe used to have hyenas so we should reintroduce them

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes.
          Your point?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The difference is that the hyenas that exist today are not the same species and may not even be adapted for the same environment, whereas the Komodo dragon that exists today is, at worst, one subspecies and the ones that existed on Australia were another subspecies. Not to mention there are other monitor species in Australia and the largest of these, the perentie, fulfills the same role at a smaller size.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      watch it backfire like most of these lame brain introduction plans. I admit something needs to be done before they die out. The komodos are all on one island that could be taken by the sea, or the locals could kill them off like they're doing now.

      >DUDE INVASIVE SPECIES LMAO!
      It's a big monitor that chinamen are already hunting to extinction. They'll never go out of control because it will be piss easy to cull or even eradicate them any time. The Abbos already did it thousands of years ago.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >chinamen are already hunting to extinction
        why do they have to try to destroy everything, bros?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lack of trust in western medicine, likely due to ignorance from information suppressing government, high degree of nationalism also causes them to believe that their own people's ancient remedies are superior.
          Also possibly due to government psyop to prevent citizens from uprising and demanding more medical spending, may account for aforementioned suppression of information.
          Tldr: culture

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      watch it backfire like most of these lame brain introduction plans. I admit something needs to be done before they die out. The komodos are all on one island that could be taken by the sea, or the locals could kill them off like they're doing now.

      blah blah blah. It would be cool therefore it should be done

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. We need to start removing invasive species, beginning with Humanity.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    They will be eaten by the wildlife there (Australians)

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can confirm, ate like a king last time someone tried introducing them

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