Ko­modo dragon bites Sin­ga­porean tourist

New Straits Times - - World -

JAKARTA: A Ko­modo dragon has bit­ten an overly in­quis­i­tive tourist in In­done­sia who ig­nored warn­ings about get­ting too close to the enor­mous rep­tile while it was eat­ing, a na­tional park of­fi­cial said.

The tourist from Sin­ga­pore was bit­ten on his leg on Wed­nes­day morn­ing while tak­ing pic­tures of the Ko­modo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, said the chief of the Ko­modo Na­tional Park, Sudiy­ono.

Sudiy­ono said the man was res­cued by lo­cals and rushed to a hos­pi­tal in Labuan Bajo on Flores Is­land, near Ko­modo Is­land, for treat­ment.

En­dan­gered Ko­modo dragons are found in the wild on sev­eral eastern In­done­sian is­lands. They can grow to 3m or more in length. AP

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