Tuesday, June 23, 2009

fat hyaena

for wil (on request. see comments on last post). and for tim. these beasties can eat you. if you fall asleep next to a fire out on the open plains and you forget to clean your face after eating, they will sneak up on ya and chomp your face off. true. promise. cross my heart hope to die. but an african night out on the plains without the eery whooping of these magical beautiful creatures is like a night with no soul. and did you know that both the female and the male have penises? they do. they are pseudo-hermaphroditic. google it, blogging babies.


toodely ole toot, y'all...bisous X.X.X. whooping ones. x j


20 comments:

family affairs said...

I did NOT know that about hyenas - how amazing...and that photo of you all under the stars - how gorgeous is that Lx

Val said...

yes hyeanas are such extraordinary creatures - they even spell their name funny because they are DIFFERENT and we love that they are. Wouldnt like to have my face chewed off - or my ear - but nevertheless. xxxx

word veri - kingly ; well I dunno bout that ...

Mud in the City said...

I knew that! I've been doing my African homework.... It is a shame they've been banished to the echelons of Horrid Beasts by western culture. Even so, I will be very careful to clean my face good and proper next time I find myself next to a campfire at night.

(even one in darkest Devon. Just in case)

Janet said...

I met the guy at the lawnmower shop who has had his ear chewed off in EXACTLY the situation you described!

He is NOW a huge advocate for better awareness when spending time in the wild.

No, he hasn't had plastic surgery to have it fixed, using it instead as an example to those foolish enough to forget we are visitors in the home of wild animals in the bush

:o)

Miranda said...

Agh I love hyaenas. Always wanted a pet one

Janelle said...

ah me too mo! love 'em!
x x j

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!Enjoyed your blog.

Elizabeth said...

THey do not look really friendly.....
our dog, Buster has hyaena markings
I would love to hear them!

Wil Robinson said...

Thanks for the pics.

Although the information on hyaena sexual anatomy was more than I needed to know...

Bill Stankus said...

The hyaena is so stereotyped in lore and stories - real facts about it are always more amazing.

I do like the top photo ... plenty of story in that image.

I understand about not falling asleep next to a fire on the open range ... on the other hand, I wouldn't want to fall asleep on a park bench in a modern city either! There's another kind of hyaena that prowls the urban landscape.

Janelle said...

thanks naturestop..i liked your pics chez toi. thanks for swingin' by. x j
oh elizabeth they sound haunting. x j
glad you got your pics wil! sorry about the erhm, willies all round. xj
sure bill. asleep on a park bench is the SCARIEST...whoooo. x j

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. I'll wash my face thoroughly every night, even though I sleep indoors in the U.S. and there are none of these scary, exotic beasts nearby. Whoa!

Lori ann said...

yikes! i like hyaena's so much, their walk, their whooop whoop, they remind me of our coyotes. Still, I don't want any too close to me, and certainly not close enough to eat my face. :(
that was nice you showed Wil some pics. you sweetie.xxx

Dumdad said...

Wow, this is educational! Never knew all this about the hyaena. Thanks.

mighty jo said...

im partial to ugly snarky beasts (they remind me of me!) --which is why the australian cattle dog is my favorite!
thanks for the hyena trivia...ive already begun to share it!

Lola said...

Very interesting about the quasi hermaphrodite hyena... Why is that, you reckon? Must look that up.

Wonderful edu-tainment post, thank you!

Ciao
Lola xx

Janelle said...

thanks for visiting my beautiful blogging buddies! yeah...hyaena rock for sure! thanks for your interest...love all round xxx j

karen said...

Great post about hyaenas! We listen to them howling every night outside the fence... fascinating creatures!

P. said...

They are some strange-looking beasties. It's hard to believe they are so ferocious. They have such sweet faces.

Chef Chuck said...

I will remember not to be messy when I eat before bed!! Very strong and aggressive I see! Both male and female I never knew.I only have the wolf and coyote to play with :)