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Komodo dragon attacks two people in Indonesian park

1:48 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
In this April 30, 2009, photo a Komodo dragon is seen on Komodo island, Indonesia. (Photo: Dita Alangkara, AP)
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JAKARTA, Indonesia - A park official says two people have been hospitalized after being attacked by a giant komodo dragon that wandered into the office of a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia.

An official at Komodo National Park, Heru Rudiharto, said Wednesday the 6 ½ foot-long komodo dragon attacked a park ranger after walking into the office on Tuesday. It then attacked another park employee who came to help him. Both were badly bitten and were evacuated to a hospital on Bali Island.

Endangered Komodo dragons can grow longer than 3 meters 10 feet. Fewer than 4,000 are believed to be alive. They are found in the wild primarily on the eastern Indonesian islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca.

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