Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wild animals, maggots attack Australian lost in Laos
"He came upon a beautiful escarpment of coloured rocks, something he hadn't seen before and went over to have a look, maybe strayed off the track a bit, and some huge lizards came out," she told the Nine Network today.
The lizards chased him, and he was injured when he fell from the escarpment, becoming prey to local wildlife, she said.
"Wild animals had attacked him and he was covered in wounds," she said.
"... Flies had bitten him. He ended up with maggots in his wounds, which is a good thing, people are saying, but they ended up laying eggs in the good layers of the skin as well."