Employee, 46, mauled by Komodo Dragon while working at ‘Jurassic Park’ resort
The worker was mauled by a Komodo Dragon (stock photo) (Image: Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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An employee at a "Jurassic Park" resort has been left with parts of his body torn after he was mauled by a Komodo Dragon, it has been reported.
The worker, who has been identified as Elias Agas, was working at the resort in Rinca Island, near Indonesia, when the brutal attack happened.
The 46-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital in a speedboat.
The resort, which is currently under construction, is home to 1000 of the remaining 5,700 Komodo Dragons around the world, according to News.com.au
The lizard is known to be quick and powerful, and according to Aloysius Suhartim Karya, who leads the preservation group Tourism Rescue Society Forum, “they can’t act normally when they get stressed out."
The worker, who has been identified as Elias Agas, was working at the resort in Rinca Island when the brutal attack happened (stock photo)
(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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It can grow up to three metres (10 feet) in rare occasions and weigh up to 70kg.
There was previously talks of banning tourists in a bid to protect the species, however, resort bosses decided to raise ticket prices instead to limit visitors.
According to witnesses, the lizard had managed to get within a few feet of them before the attack.
It's not the first time something like this has happened.
In November 2017, a lizard snuck up on a worker as he was repairing the toilet, while a few months earlier, in May, a tourist who did not opt for a tour guide in a bid to save money in West Manggarai, Indonesia, was attacked by the reptile.
Lon Lee Alle who was 50-years-old at the time crept up to the Komodo Dragon to take pictures after not following advice.
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.''