I had no idea what a Komodo dragon was until I read a story way back in 2001 about the then-husband of actress Sharon Stone getting attacked by one. Who knew? A 10 foot one. It severely damaged his foot, too. Apparently those critters are aggressive. That one was at the L.A. Zoo. Of course, one must wonder how a smart journalist like her husband found himself attacked at the Zoo. I guess it’s true what Paul Simon wrote: It’s all happening at the zoo.
Oh. You don’t know who he is because you are too young? Paul Simon. Songwriter. Poet. Performer with Simon and Garfunkel. Short guy once married to the late Carrie Fisher.
But I digress. Back to the Komodo dragon. 10 feet long. Which is big. And ugly. And aggressive.
Enter my friend Tam, an adventuress extraordinaire. She travels all over the world diving and blogging about it. But it was this story that sent chills down my spine because it reminded me of that attack.