Tag Archives: Crocuta crocuta

Diving into ancient crap

I was late. I had badly underestimated how long it would take to walk. Distances always look at lot closer on maps. It was November yet it was incredibly hot and dry. I had walked along unfathomably long ‘boulevards’, devoid … Continue reading

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Eye of the beholder

By looks alone there are many animals that do not win our hearts. People don’t coo over wasps; vultures are grotesque; don’t get me started on elephant seals. Sadly this is due to what we see as beautiful. David Hume, the … Continue reading

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Clan of the cave hyena

Their deathly hypnotic stare sends shivers down the spine. The long, strong neck gives these amazing creatures additional cause to be feared. Hyenas are infamous for their ferocious ways of hunting in packs (known as cackles, or clans), scavenging carcases and loudly, … Continue reading

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