Sickening effect of Komodo dragon bite on flesh is being compared to The Last Of Us
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For anyone who has ever wondered what happens to flesh once it's been bitten by a Komodo dragon - look no further.
With a stomach-turning effect, people are comparing the process to that of an apocalyptic zombie bite.
You can watch the nauseating video below if you have the stomach for it:
In the clip from Animal Planet, two chops are shown - one that has been bitten by a human called Matt and one that has been injected by the venom from a Komodo dragon's bite.
In just nine seconds, it shows a sped up side-by-side comparison between the two hunks of flesh and how they both fare over the course of three days.
As the video progresses, the meat on the left-hand side (the human's bite) barely changes at all, yet, by day three, the meat on the right (the Komodo's bite) becomes almost unrecognisable.
The meat bitten by the Komodo dragon swells and transforms into a dark grey colour as maggots appear to congregate on the rotting flesh.
By the final day, the meat infected with the venom of the reptile had almost eaten away at itself, leaving a noticeable hole in the middle of it.
According to National Geographic, this rapid break down was because the dragon’s venom ‘rapidly decreases blood pressure, expedites blood loss, and sends a victim into shock, rendering it too weak to fight’.
The short clip, which was reposted to Twitter last week (January 23), has amassed a staggering six million views, over 91.3k likes and a whopping 10.3k retweets.
Some users made the apt observation that the effect of the dragon's bite resembled that of a zombie from the new HBO hit television series, The Last of Us.
One person responded to the video saying: "The Last of Us 3."
Operating with a different premise to most zombie series and films, The Last of Us, created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, sees people turn into zombie-like creatures by a specific type of fungus.
Taking inspiration from real life, the fungus in question is actually a real thing.
It's called cordyceps and Mazin told the Hollywood Reporter: "It's real — it's real to the extent that everything he says that fungus do, they do."
The news follows the HBO series' latest episode being rated a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Clearly going down a storm with audiences, the episode, titled 'Long Long Time', currently stands at an impressive 96 percent on the Tomatometer.
The Last of Us is currently available to stream on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.
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