Africa’s scavenging animals; vultures, hyenas and jackals, never topped any list of the most popular animals, despite the crucial ecological function they perform.

Creepy” is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge.

38 thoughts on “Creepy

  1. Cris

    I’m just glad we don’t have hyenas on this side of the Atlantic. The coyotes with their barking and yowling are bad enough out here in the counry. Vultures we have, of a different type, but they are still vultures. They only eat dead things, unlike hyenas and coyotes. I don’t know about jackals. They kind of remind me of foxes.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      It is true Cris, hyenas and jackals are quite adept at hunting and certainly don’t deserve their cowardly, scavenging reputations! I’d guess our jackals fill the same ecological niche as coyotes do in North America, eating a wide variety of meat and even parts of plants and fruits when the time calls for it.


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  3. perdebytjie

    Wanneer mens hierdie diere se funksie verstaan,verloor hulle hul “creepy” gevoel.Ek is so bly daar is aasvoëls,hiënas en jakkalse om die natuur skoon te hou.Die massiewe Swartaasvoël (lappetface)is veral in vlug,iets besonders om te sien.

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          1. de Wets Wild Post author

            We also have the lammergeier and three different types of griffons, but I am not familiar with the Cinereous Vulture – will have to go look it up in Wikipedia. Thanks Jim!


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