The Hyena Cub

 In Fauna

Hyenas are often depicted in mythology. They are commonly viewed as frightening, sly and even ugly. There are myths that said that they influence a person’s spirit, rob graves and steal livestock and children. They are also known to be associated with witchcraft. Most myths about a hyena are pretty exaggerated and negative.

There are records though of hyenas attacking and preying on humans. They would wait at dawn outside people’s huts and attack them when they opened their doors. Those victims tend to be women, children and sick or frail men…

As scary as they seemed, I think they are still amazing creatures in their own rights.

For some reason this young hyena cub just melts my heart. I guess the young are always innocent.

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