Two employees at the Komodo National Park on Rinca Island in eastern Indonesia have been hospitalized after they were attacked by a huge 6 ½ foot Komodo dragon.
A park official said that the ranger, Ahmad Main, 50, was attacked after the Komodo dragon, wandered into the wildlife park’s office and bit him. Main yelled for help and park employee Usman Li came to his aid, Li managed to get the Komodo to stop attacking Main but was bitten himself in the process. Other park officials managed to usher the creature away and the men were rushed to hospital on Bali Island where Main had 41 stitches and Li had 42.
It has also been said that the park ranger was previously attacked by a Komodo dragon back in 2009.
The endangered Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard, experts they can grow longer than 3 meters (10 feet) and less that 4,000 of them are believed to be alive. In the wild, they are usually found on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca.
The Komodo dragons feed primarily on birds, deer, invertebrates and other mammals, but they have been known to attack humans.
Watch a video of a Komodo dragon take down a deer.
Source: Reptile Channel