A tourist was attacked by an eight foot long Komodo dragon as the beast clamped its jaws into his leg. Video footage shows the aftermath of the vicious attack, the first incident of a human being bitten by a Komodo dragon in the past five years according to reports.
Lon Lee Alle, 50, from Singapore, shunned a tour guide to save money and had been watching the dragons eating goats and pigs in West Manggarai, Indonesia.
But he ignored warnings from locals not to get too close to the ravenous creatures and crept up on them to take pictures.
One of the dragons, believed to have been around eight foot long, leapt at him and clamped its jaws onto his leg – before onlookers dragged him to safety yesterday, at around 8am local time.
Horrific pictures taken by a local tour guide show blood pouring from the wound on Lon’s leg as he was wheeled away to receive stitches at the Komodo National Park.
Captain Rama Hasan said: ”This was a pretty silly thing to do. You should be very careful near wildlife, particularly Komodo dragons.
“The man was in pain. He was lucky there were people around to help him, or it could have been much worse.”