REPORT: Florida woman survives hippo attack
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A Florida woman is “incredibly lucky” to be alive after she was nearly killed by a fiercely protective mamma hippo while on a dream vacation to Africa, according to reports.
Kristen Yaldor, of Odessa, decided to celebrate her 37th birthday with an extravagant trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe with her husband, Ryan Yaldor, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The article goes on to state the following:
They were floating down the Zambezi River, along with two tour guides, when the animal came up under their canoe and tossed the vessel skyward in an instant, sending Kristen into the water while her husband managed to swim to a nearby island. The massive mammal chomped down on Kristen’s leg, snapping her femur.
Kristen survived the attack but remains in intensive care in South Africa.
Kristen and her husband were floating down the Zambezi River when the animal came up under their canoe and tossed the vessel skyward in an instant, sending Kristen into the water while her husband managed to swim to a nearby island. https://t.co/ko0iA2Qwhh
— Joshua Rhett Miller (@joshuarhett) December 4, 2018
Florida woman on dream Zimbabwe vacation is tossed from her canoe, dragged underwater and has her leg broken by angry hippo https://t.co/1tTAuRLU65
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 4, 2018
Bad luck in nature or irresponsible tourism? A Florida woman was hospitalized after a mother hippo attacked her canoe.https://t.co/XeNlV3gl3P
— tbt* (@tbtnewspaper) December 3, 2018
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 4, 2018
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