I recently received the following reader-submitted question: Which animal would win in a fight, the honey badger or Komodo dragon?
This is an especially difficult question because both animals have a particularly feisty, nasty and fearless personality. Let’s take a closer look:
The honey badger, also known as the ratel, is native to Africa, Southwest Asia and India. Despite its name, the honey badger resembles a weasel more than any other badger.
The Honey Badger can grow up to three feet long and weigh up to 40 pounds. It is primarily a carnivorous species and has very few predators due to its thick skin and ferociousness.
It’s known as an elite defensive animal that is hyper-aggressive and without fear.
The Komodo dragon, also known as the Komodo monitor, is a massive species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands.
It’s is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 10 feet and can weigh up to 330 pounds.
Due to their size, the Komodo Dragons dominate the ecosystems in which they live, hunting invertebrates, birds, and small mammals.
My choice: The Honey Badger.
This was a tough one. If the match was based purely on size, the Komodo Dragon would be an obvious favorite. But there’s much more to take into consideration. The Honey Badger is among the fiercest, most fearless animals on the planet. It’s speed, mobility, aggression and fighting prowess would likely find a way to defeat the bigger, slower Komodo Dragon.
What do you think? As always give us feedback below in the comments. And don’t forget to suggest your own funny hypothetical, too!