A herd of hyenas drags a man from his house and eats half of his body
In Zimbabwe, an 87-year-old elderly man was killed when a herd of 6 hyenas stormed the hut where he lived in rural Chromanso.
The man was sleeping inside the mud and wood hut at the time of the accident. The authorities said that the elderly man, Tendai Masika, 87, was found 1,000 feet from his hut, missing the lower half, leaving only the upper half of his body.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Service spokesperson Tinashe Farao said park rangers are currently searching for the hyenas that attacked Masika in an attempt to "eradicate them."
Farao confirmed the fatal hyena attack in a tweet on Twitter, where he wrote: "An 87-year-old man who was living alone was killed by a group of hyenas in Chromanzo."
He added that the elderly man "was sleeping in his hut when the unfortunate accident happened. He was dragged out of his hut for about 300 meters, where his lower body was missing. The drag marks of hyenas were visible to him."
The same herd of hyenas, believed to be composed of 6 hyenas, is believed to have been responsible for the recent series of attacks on cattle and goats in the area.