facebook
twitter
search
search

Komodo dragon bites 2 men in Indonesia

Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM

JAKARTA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Two employees at an Indonesian national park were attacked by a Komodo dragon after the lizard made its way into a park office, officials said.

A forest police officer, Ahmad Main, 50, was in the office when the 6.5-foot lizard made its way inside and attacked him, the Jakarta Globe reported Wednesday.

Ahmad tried to jump onto a chair to yell for help, but the Komodo dragon grabbed his leg, the Globe reported, adding Ahmad had been bitten by a crocodile in 2009.

The other park employee, Usman Li, 35, heard the screams and pulled the lizard off Ahmad, but the lizard turned on Usman, too, and bit his left leg, the Globe said.

Several park officers chased away the lizard.

The two injured men needed intensive treatment and were taken to a hospital in Bali, said Sustyo Iryono, the head of the park.

Usman got 42 stitches and Ahmad needed 41, the newspaper said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
No reports of injuries after 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Alaska
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing, again orders removal of Ten Commandments statue
Plane crash kills four in Wisconsin
Russia bans importation of flowers from the Netherlands
FDA bans import of some cilantro from Mexico due to feces contamination