Sharon Stone's Husbands Toe Eaten by Komodo Dragon
A NICE TIE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER
A rare 10-foot (three-meter) Komodo dragon at the Los Angeles zoo has mauled San Francisco Chronicle Executive Editor Phil Bronstein, causing serious damage to his foot that required surgery. Bronstein, husband of movie star Sharon Stone, was in stable condition on Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital after being attacked on Saturday by the giant lizard which crushed his big toe. Doctors had to reattach severed tendons and rebuild the casing of the toe.
Bronstein was shoeless at the time of the attack. He had been wearing white tennis shoes but because the dragon is fed white rats, the zookeeper suggested Bronstein remove his shoes so the dragon did not mistake them for its next meal. The dragon, which has serrated teeth designed for ripping flesh, clamped down on Bronstein's foot and thrashed its body around.
The animal, an Indonesian species, attacked while Bronstein and a zookeeper were inside its cage on a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo -
an early Father's Day gift from Stone because he had always wanted to see an endangered Komodo dragon up close.