"And what if you're bitten?"
"Then you've got 12 hours to get the medicine before you have to amputate," says Agus, flatly. "People die from the bacteria in Komodo bites. But, there's no medicine on the island. The nearest antidote is in Denpasar, Bali, several hours away by plane and many more by boat."
"They hang out here because they like the kitchen smells," says Agus.
"Do you feed them?"
"No. Only a little."