Water dragons are incredibly dangerous to humans, but they are also incredibly popular, with a global market worth about $2 billion.
The reptiles are found in India, China, Thailand, Australia and the United States.
The reptiles are poisonous and can kill within minutes.
In India, water dragons can kill by biting their eyes out.
The snakes can kill people within minutes, but most of the deaths occur from bites.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are about 6,500 reported deaths from water dragons in the US each year.
Some people are even afraid to bring water dragons home, fearing that they might get bitten.
However, a new study from a team of Australian scientists shows that most people don’t know that the reptiles are dangerous, even though they have been used as weapons by people in South-East Asia.
The team collected data from over 100,000 water dragon bites in South East Asia.
It found that just over one-third of the bites were self-inflicted, and half of the water dragons were injured.
In the case of those bitten by water dragons, almost half the injuries were to the skin, which is where water dragons often bite.
The researchers believe that the animals may be more dangerous than people think.
“In South-east Asia, people are fearful of water dragons because they are poisonous,” study lead author Dr Suman Vaidyanathan, a veterinary student from the University of New South Wales, said in a press release.
“If people have been bitten by a water dragon and they are unaware of their potential dangers, they will avoid these creatures and are more likely to seek help from their friends and family for assistance.”
The team looked at data from the World Health Organization and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The data showed that while water dragons have been a popular tourist attraction, the numbers of people killed by the reptiles were much lower than people were being aware of.
The authors also found that people who were bitten by snakes in South Eastern Asia had the highest rate of self-injury.
A total of 16,917 water dragons had been recorded in South Korea.
The average age of a water drake was 20 years old.
There were more than 2,700 recorded bites in the United Kingdom, with water dragons being more commonly reported in rural areas and smaller towns.
Dr Vaidyaanathan said that people need to be aware of their own risk of injury and that they should be careful when eating water dragons.
“They can be very dangerous and there are a lot of different ways that they can bite,” he said.
In the United Arab Emirates, people who are bitten by them should take extra precautions, such as wearing a mask and wearing a special protective glove, the researchers said.