Jun 26, 2013

dragons and dogs

Turns out the Komodo Dragon doesn't have bacterially infested saliva that helps them kill their prey. Their mouths are much like other animals in terms of cleanliness.  They do have some anti-clotting and toxic compounds in their saliva but it has nothing to do with the bacteria.

And while I'm here dog saliva is not cleaner than a human's, and it does not have magical antibacterial properties compared to your own saliva.

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