Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hyena victim recovers after plastic surgery

Cape Argus: "An elderly Vryheid woman who was savaged by a hyena on Thursday has undergone plastic surgery at Johannesburg's Milpark hospital.

The 83-year-old Alie Nel was in a 'very stable condition' in the hospital's trauma intensive care unit on Saturday, said its marketing manager Amelda Swartz.

The hyena slipped through the front door of Nel's family farm in Sabie Sands, Mpumalanga on Thursday night and attacked her as she lay sleeping, reported the Beeld newspaper"