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Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 25th 2009, 04:26 PM

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An Indonesian fisherman has been killed by Komodo dragons after he was attacked while trespassing on a remote island in search of fruit, officials said Tuesday.


Muhamad Anwar, 32, bled to death on his way to hospital after being mauled by the reptiles at Loh Sriaya, in eastern Indonesia's Komodo National Park, the park's general manager Fransiskus Harum told CNN.
"The fisherman was inside the park when he went looking for sugar-apples. The area was forbidden for people to enter as there are a lot of wild dragons," Harum said.
Other fisherman took Anwar to a clinic on nearby Flores Island, east of Bali, but he was declared dead on arrival, he added.
Komodo dragons, the world's heaviest lizards, can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in length and have a toxic bite that they use to kill prey such as buffalo, returning to feast when the animal succumbs to the poison.
Despite their ungainly appearance, the carnivorous reptiles can run as fast as a dog in short bursts, jump up on their hind legs, and kill animals with a blow of their powerful tails.
Attacks on humans are rare, but Monday's incident is the latest in a series in which the monster lizards -- which have forked tongues and fearsome claws --have killed or injured people.
Last month a park ranger survived after a Komodo dragon climbed the ladder into his hut and savaged his hand and foot. In 2007 an eight-year-old boy died after being mauled.


In June last year, a group of divers who were stranded on an island in the national park -- the dragons' only natural habitat -- had to fend off several attacks from the reptiles before they were rescued.
Park rangers also tell the cautionary tale of a Swiss tourist who vanished leaving nothing but a pair of spectacles and a camera after an encounter with the dragons several years ago.
An endangered species, Komodo are believed to number less than 4,000 in the wild. Access to their habitat is restricted, but tourists can get permits to see them in the wild within the National Park.
All visitors are accompanied by rangers, about 70 of whom are deployed across the park's 60,000 hectares of vegetation and 120,000 hectares of ocean.
Despite a threat of poachers, Komodo dragon numbers are believed to have stabilized in recent years, bolstered by successful breeding campaigns in captivity.
On Monday, a zoo in Surabaya on the Indonesian island of Java reported the arrival of 32 newborn Komodos after the babies all hatched in the past two weeks, the Jakarta Post reported.
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 25th 2009, 04:46 PM

That's scary. Maybe people won't trespass there, anymore?



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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 25th 2009, 06:50 PM

I blame the guy. The area was forbidden to go into so the best logic would be to go into it. Komodo Dragons are one of my favourite animals, so good job Komodos on getting rid of the idiot.
   
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 25th 2009, 10:15 PM

It says RESTRICTED for a reason. It's like when a moron goes on those safari tourist jeep rides & then would get out in the middle of driving by a lion pack...


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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 12:32 AM

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It says RESTRICTED for a reason. It's like when a moron goes on those safari tourist jeep rides & then would get out in the middle of driving by a lion pack...

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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 01:14 AM

I do blame the guy, but I bet that would be a horrible way to die.


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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 02:30 AM

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I blame the guy. The area was forbidden to go into so the best logic would be to go into it. Komodo Dragons are one of my favourite animals, so good job Komodos on getting rid of the idiot.
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 04:40 AM

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People should learn the basics of all living creatures so if they ever go against it they will know whether to mess with it or not.
That or just learning to read a sign saying they're not allowed to enter would be a start. Unless of course he was illiterate and didn't know from others that the area was off-bounds. If it's the second case, then, I don't think learning about Komodo Dragons would have been a successful undertaking =/
   
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 01:12 PM

If the guy went into a restricted area, looking for fruit, most likely knowing that the dragons live on the island in large numbers....well sucks to be stupid!


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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 01:46 PM

They should of left the komodo dragon to eat him... Rules are their for a reason, though, Imagine talking in a pub 'Yeah, he got killed by a dragon' =/
   
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 26th 2009, 02:07 PM

Komodo dragons are beautiful creatures...but seriously, that was an idiotic thing for the fisherman to do...
Its ashame he died and stuff, but seriously, what an idiot...




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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 27th 2009, 10:17 AM

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Komodo dragons are beautiful creatures...but seriously, that was an idiotic thing for the fisherman to do...
Its ashame he died and stuff, but seriously, what an idiot...
Would you want someone that stupid to be living next door to you? I wouldn't want some clown like that as he may damage my house (then I'd have to hurt/sue him). It'd be a shame if he was thrown in there by someone else and died, but if he walked in looking for fruit, then I say, good, I'm glad a moron got weeded out.
   
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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 27th 2009, 01:22 PM

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Pretty funny, actually. Plus Komodo dragons are awesome.


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Re: Komodo dragons kill Indonesian fisherman - March 27th 2009, 01:41 PM

Komodo dragons are so beautiful. The man was stupid, but at least he wasn't a poacher. Now if he was a poacher, it'd be okay that the dragons killed him.Since he wasn't, well it's sad, but he really was stupid.


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