In defense it hisses and vibrates its tail But rarely strikes. It may share a Burrow with a gopher tortoise, for which it is often called gopher snake.
They dig a Burrow as deep as 30 ft (9 m). Carrion is their main diet, But adults may eat smaller Komodos. They can run swiftly and occasionally attack and kill humans.
A petrel does not dig a burrow where it does because of the average temperature or wind speed on the island but because of how warm or windy it is at that particular spot.
She dug a burrow in the soft, damp earth and rested.