Komodo Reports Just Stories, Gov't Says
PNG's investigation into supposed Komodo dragon sightings reveals nothing more than stories and rumors. (News source.)
"Even animals sighted by two informants from Butibam village did not resemble the Komodo dragon, they added.
"They said it was possible the reptiles sighted could be endemic to the local area and were sighted because they were disturbed by increasing human activity." ...
"Dr. Iamo also lashed out at the media for not consulting the appropriate agencies before publishing the story.
"'For example, the use of a komodo dragon from the Internet (in the newspapers) brought reality too much of the allegations, causing much panic and fear amongst the public in Lae,' he said."