Two Komodo dragons mauled a fruit-picker to death in eastern Indonesia, the latest attack on humans by the world\’s largest lizard.
Police Sergeant Kosmas Jalang said Muhamad Anwar, 31, was attacked on Komodo, one of four islands where the giant reptile is found in the wild, minutes after he fell out of a sugar-apple tree yesterday.
He was bleeding badly from bites to his hands, body, legs and neck after two lizards, waiting below, attacked him, according to a neighbour, Theresia Tawa. He died at a clinic on the neighbouring island of Flores soon after.
Attacks on humans by Komodo dragons, said to number at fewer than 4,000 in the wild, are rare, but seem to have increased in recent years.
Just last night I was (re) reading Douglas Adams´"Last chance to see" which was of course about (in part) Komodo Dragons.
Should I try reading Hitchikers´ Guide to night to see if we really will get that hyperspace bypass?