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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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I wonder if anyone has had the same experience we had on Saturday morning. After entering Addo just before the first water hole on the left we came across 2 hyaena in the road. We had a weird experience with them, fantastic as well as scary. The one hyaena was not as curious as his mate, he came right up to our windows and after scaring him, he would come right back. When we closed our windows his nose would touch, then tried to take a bite from the car mirror. This went on for some time. I have photo's but do not seem to get the loading correct. I have pics where the other hyaena was trying to bite another cars mirror - only interested in 2 white cars. We wondered if people have been feeding them..

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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Sounds like quite an experience hoyle!

I've not heard of that happening in Addo before. Were the mirrors those chrome mirror effect ones or just plain? I'll ask around a bit and see if anyone else has heard of it happening...

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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It's possible they have been fed but hyenas are very inquisitive animals and will bite anything. I suppose that if they can't smell it then they need to taste it to find out what it is.

There's a new BBC Wildlife program being aired at the moment from Zambia - they lost a number of their static cameras to hyenas.

A trick I learned from a guide up in Shingwedzi is to start the car engine and "rock" the car back and forth

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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The mirror was a plain white one.
We diImaged not want to frighten them away!

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Trying anotherImage mirror!

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Sorry - first time tryingImage to send pics and they are too big - any help appreciated. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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Hoyle I can view your photos perfectly........very interesting thanks for sharing........... :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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 Post subject: Re: Hyena ID - Photos Needed
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Very interesting indeed, but also scary as you said Hoyle! I suppose they can crush those mirrors with those strong jaws very easily. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap:

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