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Komodo dragon attacks park staff

Published 06/02/2013 | 17:16

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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2009 file photo, komodo dragons bask near a ranger hut on Rinca island, Indonesia. A park official said two people have been hospitalized after being attacked by a giant komodo dragon on the island in eastern Indonesia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)

Two people have been hurt after being attacked by a giant Komodo dragon that wandered into a wildlife park office in Indonesia.

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The six-foot dragon attacked a Komodo National Park ranger, then attacked another employee who came to help him. Both were badly bitten and were evacuated to a hospital on Bali.

The ranger had been attacked by a Komodo dragon in 2009.

Komodo dragons can grow longer than 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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