[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific
Meeting Komodo's deadly dragon
Encounters between giant lizards and humans lead to increased number of attacks.
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2010 05:07 GMT

The meat-eating Komodo dragon can grow to more than three metres in length and is the world's largest living lizard.

Although it is considered a vulnerable species and protected by the government, the lizard is coming into contact with humans more frequently.

As Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports, that has led to an increasing spate of attacks.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Featured on Al Jazeera
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Featured
Pro-Russia leaders' election in Ukraine's east shows bloody conflict is far from a peaceful resolution.
Critics challenge Canberra's move to refuse visas for West Africans in Ebola-besieged countries.
A key issue for Hispanics is the estimated 11.3 million immigrants in the US without papers who face deportation.
In 1970, only two mosques existed in the country, but now more than 200 offer sanctuary to Japan's Muslims.
Hundreds of the country's reporters eke out a living by finding news - then burying it for a price.