CANOER SURVIVES HIPPO HORROR!
A FLORIDA woman is lucky to be alive after being viciously attacked by a raging hippo while canoeing in Africa!
Kristen Yaldor and her hubby Ryan were on a canoe trip down the Zambezi River when they encountered the protective mother hippo with her young calf.
The massive animal burst out of the water and attacked, capsizing the couple’s canoe. Ryan quickly swam to shore, but the hippo pulled Kristen underwater. When Ryan turned back for his wife, she popped out of the water, her right leg in the beast’s mouth! Its teeth had ripped into her femur, shattering it!
Despite her injury, Kristen managed to punch the animal until it let her go, said a source. Kristen’s already undergone two major surgeries — and there may be more to come. However, her family is thankful she’s alive.
“If one of those teeth hit her femoral artery, we would probably be planning a funeral,” said mother-in-law Martine Yaldor, a South Africa native. “She was incredibly lucky.”