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Spotted Hyena – Villain-in-Chief

Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Kruger National Park South Africa

We had seen mum cooling herself down in the mud of the riverbed earlier that afternoon. But when a foul smelling odour of territory-marking secretion reached our tents later on, we knew a den of hyena’s would be nearby. The whole family emerged out of their holes early that night and we had a close encounter with them just outside the gates of Letaba. Its reputation as a craven scavenger is perfectly demonstrated by the fearful, almost ashamed body-language of these six month old cubs, constantly glancing at everything except us.

imageSpotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Kruger National Park South Africa

Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta Kruger National Park South Africa

 

 

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