Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Komodo dragon attack: 2 hospitalized

Forest police officer Ahmad Main was attacked by the two-metre lizard as he sat alone in an office at the national park on Rinca Island in East Nusa Tenggara province.

The 50-year-old jumped on a chair to shout for help, but the lizard grabbed his leg, according to a report in the Jakarta Globe.

Usman Li, a 35-year-old park employee, heard Ahmad's screams and ran to his aid. He pulled the lizard off Mr Ahmad, receiving a bite to his left leg from the lizard in the process.

Several park officers then chased the lizard away.