The Komodo dragon.

The world’s largest living lizard. An apex predator, this fearsome individual can top 10 feet in length, and has been known to achieve upwards of 300 pounds in weight. If (when) he snaps at his prey, venomous anti-coagulants become part of the equation. These gigantic monitor lizards of Indonesia will indeed devour a humanoid biped every now and then, perhaps leaving unconsumed the odd camera of an unwary tourist.

Ants…and Antlions.

Yes, it’s all fun and whatnot for ants, until they cross paths with the Antlion. An extremely patient hunter, the antlion digs a spiralling hole, and waits. And waits. And Then: Whammo!

The French naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre wrote that “The Ant-lion makes a slanting funnel in the sand. Its victim, the Ant, slides down the slant and is then stoned, from the bottom of the funnel, by the hunter, who turns his neck into a catapult.”

The predatory actions of the larvae have attracted attention throughout history, and antlions have been mentioned in literature since classical times. {wikipedia}

Devil, Tasmanian.

The well-known savagery of the Tasmanian devil is well on display. The devil’s got quite the bite…the most powerful of any carnivorous marsupial on the planet, and near the top for any predator.