• Komodo dragon bites 2 in office
    February 07,2013
     

    Komodo dragon

    bites 2 in office

    JAKARTA, Indonesia Two people have been hospitalized after being attacked by a giant Komodo dragon that wandered into the office of a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia.

    An official at Komodo National Park, Heru Rudiharto, said Wednesday the 6-foot-long Komodo dragon attacked a park ranger after walking into the office on Tuesday.

    It then attacked another park employee who came to help him. Both were badly bitten and were evacuated to a hospital on Bali Island.

    Rudiharto said the park ranger also was attacked by a Komodo dragon in 2009.

    Endangered Komodo dragons can grow longer than 10 feet. Fewer than 4,000 are believed to be alive. They are found in the wild primarily on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca.

    MORE IN Wire News

    WASHINGTON — Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is... Full Story

    Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

    LOS ANGELES — Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies... Full Story

    Feds: Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list

    HAVANA — Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting... Full Story

    ‘Finally:’ Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS