This was the moment a tourist was wheeled to safety moments after being attacked – by a KOMODO DRAGON.
Lon Lee Alle, 50, from Singapore, shunned a tour guide to save money and had been watching wild beasts eating goats and pigs in West Manggarai, Indonesia.
But he ignored warnings from locals not to get to close to the ravenous creatures and crept up on them to take pictures.
One of the dragons – believed to have been around 8ft long – leapt at him and clamped its jaws onto his leg – before onlookers dragged him to safety yesterday at around 8am local time.
Horrific pictures taken by a local tour guide show blood pouring from the wound on Lon’s leg as he is wheeled away to receive stitches at the Komodo National Park.
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.”
Komodo National Park boss Sudiyono said: ‘’He must have been too close. A Komodo doesn’t like to be disturbed when eating.
”This is the first incident of human being bitten by a Komodo dragon in the past five years.
Lon was treated on the island before being transferred by boat to the Siloam General Hospital.
Sudiyono said the attack happened after Lon ventured into a wild area that had not been set aside for tourists to watch the dragons.
He added: ‘’Never risk your safety by watching Komodos without an official guide only for the sake of your budget.’’