Giant Komodo dragon goes on rampage

Last updated 08:14 07/02/2013
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WHEN KOMODOS ATTACK: A Komodo dragon has badly bitten two people in an office in Indonesia. One of them had been the victim of a similar attack before.

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Two people are in hospital 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 the 2-metre-long Komodo dragon attacked a park ranger after walking into the office on Tuesday (local time). 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 3m . Fewer than 4000 are believed to be alive. They are found in the wild primarily on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca.

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