Friday, November 11, 2005

Weekly Animal Pic - Hyena



Hyenas get a bad rap. Maybe that's a curse for all scavengers. Still, we should give them more respect, they are a important part of the food chain.

When I was camping in Kruger Park in South Africa I came the closest to a wild animal (a hyena) possible without having your throat taken out. He (or She, again who knows?) was on one side of the protective wire and I was on the other side. Unlike a zoo however, I was on the inside! It was an amazing experience.

San Nakji for President!

7 comments:

Oricon Ailin said...

Hyenas are very interesting creatures. This is a cool picture. They are kinda scruffy looking animals, but you're right, they are very important to the balance of nature.

Fahd Mirza said...

I have wondered that had it not been for the existence of scavengers like Hyenas, the world would have turned into a pile of decaying dead bodies.

Friar Tuck said...

I just noticed that you like the gorillaz.

Neat! I do too.

The Archivist said...

Hyenas are scary...

San Nakji said...

Nah, they are our carrion eating friends!

Brotha Buck said...

Didn't know they were so dangerous. However I assumed all African animals were dangerous to some degree.

San Nakji said...

Man is the worst....