Monday, June 04, 2007

Komodo Dragon kills 8 year old Indonesian boy

In very sad news, an 8 or 9 year old Indonesian boy has been killed during a vicious attack by a Komodo Dragon. There's a large amount of coverage around the web about the death, and it is reported to be the first fatal attack by one of these gigantic lizards in over thirty years!

Report at The Times Online...
Wardens in a national park in eastern Indonesia have launched a search for a Komodo dragon who attacked and killed an 8-year-old boy as he took a toilet break in a bush.
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“The Komodo bit him on his waist and tossed him viciously from side to side,” said the spokesman, Heru Rudiharto. “A fishermen, who just happened to be the boy’s uncle, threw rocks at the lizard until it let the boy go and fled. The boy died from massive bleeding half an hour later.”
More coverage at ITV.com, MonstersAndCritics.com, News.com.au, and MSNBC.com.

1 comment:

Short Pump said...

How awful.

Is it possible that the boy's reported activity behind that bush caused the animal to attack?