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Re: Komodo Dragon Loose In Beirut?

> Too much! Kind of a low rent Godzilla!
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3195937.stm
> He's big, he's a carnivore, he's terrorising the neighbourhood's
> residents, he's been swimming in people's pools and he's already claimed
> victims - several cats, a dog and apparently even a horse.
> In Lebanon, a giant lizard has been roaming the streets of a Beirut
> suburb for several weeks, eluding all the attempts by the authorities to
> catch it.
> He's Lebanon's own Komodo Dragon, or so say the witnesses who have seen
> him. 
> ...
> About three months ago, one person sighted him, but his tale was dismissed
> as that of a crazy person.
> But when pets started disappearing, people started paying attention.
> It's still possible that the dragon is not a dragon at all, but one of
> many kinds of monitor lizards, all of which are carnivores.
> The civil defence has stationed dozens of personnel all over the area, but
> it lacks the sophisticated equipment needed to catch the lizard without
> harming it.
> The civil defence is now trying to take a picture of the lizard to prove
> it is indeed a Komodo Dragon and sent an appeal for help to nature and
> science TV channels. 
> (Any volunteers?)


Heck yeah...as long as they're willing to pay for my plane ticket out there :)



"I am impressed by the fact that we know less about many modern [reptile] types 
than we do of many fossil groups." 
- Alfred S. Romer  Osteology of the Reptiles