Komodo Dragons Kill Man

Fruit-picker mauled by giant lizards after falling out of tree
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2009 3:57 AM CDT
Baby komodo dragons are seen inside a terrarium at Surabaya Zoo in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.   (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
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(Newser) – A pair of Komodo dragons fatally mauled a fruit-picker in eastern Indonesia, reports AP. The lizards attacked the man after he fell out of a tree on the island of Komodo, according to authorities. Fewer than 4000 of the carnivores remain in the wild, and attacks on humans are rare, although they have been on the increase in recent months.