Reports of sightings continued over the weekend and the Army and Department of Environment and Conservation were called to retrieve the giant lizard.
But Morobe Province Disaster and Emergency officer Roy Kamen told PNG's Post Courier the search was called off because they had no new leads and the search was costing too much.
"It may be a hoax ... highly skilled soldiers have been in the bushes for four days but have not sighted the reptile," he said.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Komodo Dragon Hunt Abandoned as a Hoax
Australian news.com.au reports that the Komodo Dragon hunt in Papua New Guineahas been called off.