Komodo Dragon Attacks Tourist In Indonesia National Park

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A Komodo dragon searches the shore area of Komodo island for prey AFP/Getty Images
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A tourist has been attacked by a Komodo dragon in Indonesia. Lon Lee Alle, from Singapore, was severely injured by a bite to his left leg, witnesses said.

The 50-year-old backpacker was reportedly visiting Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara, the country’s southernmost province, when the incident occurred on Wednesday.

Mr Alle was watching several of the large lizards eating pigs and goats belonging to villagers when he approached the animals to take photographs, according to local media.

He reportedly ignored repeat warnings from villagers that he should not get too close to the dangerous creatures.

“He must have been too close. A Komodo doesn’t like to be disturbed when eating,” park manager Sudiyono told The Jakarta Post.

Mr Alle was rescued by villagers and rushed to hospital on a military speed boat.

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