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Pack of Hyenas Drag Sleeping Elderly Man from Bed and Maul Him to Death

A pack of wild hyenas pulled a sleeping elderly man right from his bed and mauled him to death in Africa.

The victim, 87-year-old Tendai Maseka, was attacked as he slept in a hut in the rural region of Chirumanzu in central Zimbabwe, CNN reported.

The animals dragged Maseka about 1,000 feet as they attacked him, according to the report. The lower half of his body was missing when it was discovered, authorities said.

“Drag marks and hyena tracks were visible,” Tinashe Farawo, spokesman for the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority, said on Twitter.

The same pack of hyenas is believed to be responsible for a series of attacks on goats and cattle in the region, according to CNN.

Trackers from the Parks and Wildlife Authority are hunting for the animals. Farawo told CNN that animal attacks like this are common this time of year, when the climate is dry and animals move into communities in search of food and water.

“This is the 60th human life lost this year alone to human wildlife conflict,” he told the news outlet.

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11 comments

  1. Were these hyenas in Portland or Seattle?

  2. DANG! I thought I was the only one that made this comparison between Hyenas and leftwingnuts! A little know FACT, Hyenas are the only animal that are bisexual by nature!

  3. All oy your comments are disgusting and completely out of line about a very sad article…It’s a sign of some very sick and deranged minds.

    • I agree. And I know I’m not crazy. I had a conversation with my toaster this morning and we both agreed that I’m not crazy. So, I agree with you, Tom.

  4. Crazy white people always having to touch wild animals . Would like to set them on a bunch of delusional democrats tho

  5. Nice to see that the your compassion can turn an unfortunate death of a person in another country into a political comment meaning nothing. More unwilling people to working towards not working together. Far right and left all thinking they are right no wonder we’re going to hell in a hand basket

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