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http://www.zoo.org/educate/fact_shee...gon/komodo.htm



http://www.honoluluzoo.org/komodo_dragon.htm



Anyone have any other candidates for the most disgusting, revolting animal in the world?



both these articles mention that the Komodo has a keen sense of smell. Neither of them mention the fact that they have a strong, revolting smell. They smell like the fermenting carrion they eat. I read that in National Geographic.
post #2 of 32
Komodos are cool!! Be nice to the lizards!
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post #3 of 32
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Here is the first of a nice set pages on Komodo dragons



http://www.7is7.com/otto/komodo/index1.html
post #4 of 32
snails 'n slugs. They really gross me out.

silverfish. I can't seem to get rid of 'em.
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post #5 of 32
those giant cockroach-water bug things :shudder: god those things freak me out, give me a dragon any day
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Anyone have any other candidates for the most disgusting, revolting animal in the world?

Not the most, but Richard Berman.

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post #7 of 32
Humans, in general. Only species that can single-handedly destroy a planet in a few thousand years. One of the few species that kills just for the heck of it. One of the few species that exploits other species and the list goes on...
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Not the most, but Rick Berman.



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post #9 of 32
Boxelder bugs and these little beetles that look like ladybugs.. people in the midwest will probably know what I'm talking about. They invade my house by the thousands every year, and then they die in random places and we're left with their crunchy little bodies everywhere. *shudder*
post #10 of 32
I think the hylobius piceus could be put somewhere in this list (maybe just after Richard Berman?)



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post #11 of 32
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Not the most, but Richard Berman.



Bwahaha! At first I thought you meant the "Star Trek" executive, but then I figured you meant the Center For Consumer Freedom guy. Good choice.

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post #12 of 32
your...mother.



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Not the most, but Richard Berman.



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post #14 of 32
I asked my dad for a Komodo dragon when I was about 8 years old. He told me he was not bringing a 10 foot long lizard with poisonous saliva into the house. Still want one, though.



Um...any bugs really. Even lady bugs freak me out.
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I was just watching Animal Planet and this guy was holding a gigantic beetle type bug that was larger then his hand. EEK!
post #16 of 32
Komodo dragons kick ass.
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Komodo dragons kick ass.



You'll love this movie, then.
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post #18 of 32
I think any bug (insect or spider) is pretty gross if you see it through a magnifying glass. More so than any mammal or reptile.



That said, what is digusting and not is of course a matter of view point. I'm not sure animals have such feelings as disgust, but if they do, I bet humans are a little disgusting to say, a shark. I've heard they eat humans only by mistake. If they find out it's not a nice seal or some such nice creature with a decent amount of body fat, but instead a bony human, the shark will spit it out.



Btw, have any of you observed the masses of humans during rush hours? It kinda reminds me of ants or bacteria / disease. Also take a look at the mountains of waste we produce, and you get the idea.

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post #19 of 32
I'm going to go with ticks, fleas, houseflies and leeches. *shudder*



ETA: and those damned mosquitoes. I loathe mosquitoes!
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those giant cockroach-water bug things :shudder: god those things freak me out, give me a dragon any day



Palmetto bugs are those huge roaches that fly. Is that what you are talking about? When I lived near the water in NY they invaded our apartment. So disgusting! I thought they lived in Florida!
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Palmetto bugs are those huge roaches that fly. Is that what you are talking about? When I lived near the water in NY they invaded our apartment. So disgusting! I thought they lived in Florida!



Yes they're the same thing. I have an irrational fear of them, I've waken up several times in the middle of the night and been convinced one was on my face so I start attacking myself. Its happened at a friend's house before and she thought I was having a seziure
post #22 of 32
Bugs, in general, are disgusting things. But I'm not sure that I count bugs as animals.



This may seem a bit weird, but certain flocks of birds are disgusting. I think birds are beautiful creatures, but there are certain parts of town that (during the right time of year) get overrun with flocks of blackbirds. It looks like roaches in the sky.
post #23 of 32
I read about the Komodo dragon recently in Douglas Adam's brilliant work of non-fiction about endangered species called Last Chance to See. They are indeed revolting.
post #24 of 32
Any very large, flying bug.



When I was young, we used to have one of those big trampolines in our back yard. It always seemed to attract beetles. My sisters and I would be jumping on it and all of the sudden we'd notice one or two little black things bouncing on it along with us. We'd stop and flick them off, only to have new ones return within a few minutes. I remember one day, I was out there all by myself when I felt a large crunch underneath my foot. That beetle must have been and inch or inch and a half in diameter- and mind you I was in my socks.



post #25 of 32
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Back to Komodo



http://www.tdv.com/lastchance/part5/



"...I found myself standing just two feet from the largest of the dragons. It regarded me without much interest, having plenty already to feed on. A length of dripping intestine was hanging from its open jaws, and its face was glistening with blood and saliva. The inside of its mouth was a pale, hard pink, and its fetid breath, together with the hot foul air of the gully combined into a stench so overpowering that our eyes were stinging and streaming and we were half faint with nausea."
post #26 of 32
"Disgusting revolting animals"

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Did anyone mention human animals yet. Some of the things I've read about them make me want to go back to my home planet :-D
post #27 of 32
Ah look at that soilman. It's a great book I think. I highly recomend it.



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post #28 of 32
Intestinal worms. They eat you from the inside. Most other creatures attack you from the outside, but these slip in when you're not paying attention.



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post #29 of 32
cockroaches. eww...
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Humans, in general. Only species that can single-handedly destroy a planet in a few thousand years. One of the few species that kills just for the heck of it. One of the few species that exploits other species and the list goes on...

"The humans destroy what they cannot understand"

-- Katherine Kurtz
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