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Komodo Dragon Loose In Beirut?

Too much! Kind of a low rent Godzilla!


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
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?)