I read the news that a fruit picker on Komodo had been killed by the famous giant local lizards and felt one of those shivers of coincidence. Only two days ago, I was talking Komodo dragons with an expert in the field as part of my research for my top secret new series. Apparently, Komodos are actually becoming more lethal as the virulent levels of bacteria in their saliva increase. There is no specific antidote to the bite of a Komodo and victims can quickly develop gangrene.

You can read more about the attack on the poor man here:


And take a look at a pic of me making friends with another dangerous creature here (yup – even on Mother’s Day I’m doing yet more research!):