Hi Cher thanks for responding , Reply when you have time.
My scene would be like this , a family is sailing around the island of komodo . One of the youngr kids falls over board and the older brother dives into save him, He manages to get him back on board , but a freak wave washes him away from the boat .the family try desperatly to get to him but they fail and he drowns . his body washed up on a remote beach on the island of Komodo . A huge hungry male Komodo dragon is searching the beach when it come on the find , see pics, how will it deal with what it finds on the beach . many thanks .
thats fine , sorry for so many picture appearing ,was only ment to be 3 but computer went a bit wonky.
Hello Cher , many thanks for the great reply.
1 how much of the young mans body will it eat ?
2 would the large komodo dragon be able to swallow whole the area in the tight swim trunks + the tight trunks?
3 How long would digestion take in good conditions?
4 what if anything would be lefy on the beach ?
5 Would it be able to digest the tight swim trunks and what was inside ?
6 How would it get rid of any undigestable items and would it be recognisable ,if someone looking for the guy came across it ?
Many thanks once again for the great info.
Sure ,look forward to hearing from you.
Hi again, Ewan.
It will eat almost all the flesh of the young man's body.
Yes, the dragon would be able to swallow whole, the area in the tight swim trunks, in addition to the trunks. It can open its mouth really wide, due to its loosely articulated jaws, flexible skulls, and expandable stomachs, which allow them to swallow smaller prey whole (like goats).
Due to it's slow metabolism, it could take up to a month for full digestion.
The skull and perhaps a few bones would be left on the beach.
It would be able to digest what was in the tight swim trunks, but the trunks themselves would be ejected along with teeth, hair and anything else undigestible, when the Komodo dragon regurgitates something called the 'gastric pellet', which is covered in foul-smelling mucus. After regurgitating the gastric pellet, it rubs its face in the dirt or on bushes to get rid of the mucus, because it can't stand the smell, either.
Same as answer to #5 and no, the undigestible items would most likely not be recognizable if someone looking for the guy came across it.