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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another Komodo Dragon Attack

Yet another man has been killed by komodo dragons. This time, it was 32-year old Muhamad Anwar of Indonesia. Anwar was trespassing on an island which was cordoned off due to the high number of komodo dragons. Anwar went looking for sugar-apples when he was attacked by one or more komodo dragons and severely injured. Other fishermen took the man to a hospital in Bali, but he had already bled to death by the time they got him there.

Komodo dragons can run as fast as dogs in short bursts and kill animals with a swipe of their powerful tails. While attacks on humans are generally rare, there have been several the past few years.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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