Lost Divers Fight Off Indonesian Dragon

Europeans pelt lizard with rocks during 36-hour ordeal
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2008 5:58 PM CDT
Lost Divers Fight Off Indonesian Dragon
Rescued European divers arrive at Labuhan Bajo port, Flores island, Indonesia, Saturday, June 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/ Oby Lewanmeru)

European divers battled a Komodo dragon while waiting 36 hours to be rescued from a deserted Indonesian island, CNN reports. The group, which scavenged for shellfish and pelted the giant lizard with rocks, is dehydrated but suffered minor cuts. Asked if the dragons are dangerous, one expert responded, “Of course! They eat almost everything, including human beings.” (More rescue stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.