Komodo Dragon Attack!

– – Here in the U.S. of A.,  you really don’t hear much about the Komodo dragon, which is a shame since they are the world’s largest lizard species.  Perhaps it’s because they are found in the wild only on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar, and Rinca, or maybe they just need a good publicist, or perhaps a spin doctor! They are more than deserving of our attention and respect, being capable of growing longer than ten feet and weighing 150 pounds.

Komodo dragon attacks on humans are rare, but they seem to be becoming more aggressive.  This month, an Indonesian park ranger escaped an attack by a Komodo dragon when his colleagues heard his cries for help and drove it off with wooden clubs. The big lizard had the right foot of the ranger clamped in its shark-like, serrated teeth, causing deep lacerations.

And yes, the Komodo dragon can and has killed people, most recently an 8-year-old boy killed on Komodo Island in 2007…

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One Comment on “Komodo Dragon Attack!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    It was only a matter of time before horror films started getting made featuring these creatures. The best of the lot was the first of them. Simply called “Komodo,” and starring Jill Hennessy (fresh from LAW & ORDER, at the time).


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