Any animal can smell with its nose, but the Komodo Dragon can smell with it's tongue. The Komodo Dragons most important sense is its smell. It smells better with its tongue than with it's nose,picking up the scent of rotting animals up to 5 miles away. The better a Komodo Dragon likes something, the faster it flicks its tongue. As it sticks out it's tongue, it picks up invisible odors from the air around. As it pulls in its tongue the odors pass up into two small holes in the roof of the mouth. There the dragon smells the odors. The holes are called Jacobson organ, after the man who discovered them. There are two because the tongue has two tips,one for each hole. Only lizard, snakes, bison,and a few other animal have Jacobsons organs.
These so called man-eating monsters are carnivores. Well I know that a 100 pound Komodo dragon can swallow an 80 pound deer in one meal. These Komodo dragon are scavengers who search for food and feast upon carrions or dead animals. When the Komodo opens its mouth, it looks sort of toothless. Their thick spongy gums hide its teeth. When the dragon bites down on something, the food pushes the gums back, uncovering the teeth. The Komodo dragons have about 60 teeth lined up like the teeth of a shark. Komodos usually like to eat insects, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, and even animals bigger than themselves. Komodos have been known to attack humans, but do not prefer to eat them.