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)

(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.

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Mar 24, 2009 1:53 AM CDT
If my memory serves me right, I want to say these guys are quite nasty-- one of only a handful of poisonous lizards. Poor guy-- are we to assume that he was knocked unconscious after falling from the tree?