Brown Hyena Seen at Rietvlei

Brown Hyena at Rietvlei

By Deon Hoon (Please go and LIKE his Facebook Page you will not regret it!)

Published with Deon’s kind permission – this is one of the most epic recent sightings at Rietvlei nature reserve. I actually thought the stories of the Brown hyena at Rietvlei were no more than that; stories! That is until I saw this picture. I swear I almost choked on my coffee. Not only did Deon see and photograph the Brown hyena but a Cheetah (Kiara) following it.

This scenario is reminiscent of Nick Rabjohn’s extraordinary encounter in the Kgalagadi – these two species clearly have a long and difficult history!

After this, I wonder if I might see a picture of the mythical Rietvlei leopard one day! I’ll be glued to Deon’s FB feed to make sure I don’t miss it.

One of Kiara's cubs watches a Brown Hyena at Rietvlei Nature reserve South Africa (pictures © Deon Hoon)
One of Kiara’s cubs watches a Brown Hyena at Rietvlei Nature reserve South Africa (pictures © Deon Hoon)
Kiara the Cheetah watches a Brown Hyena at Rietvlei Nature reserve South Africa (pictures © Deon Hoon)
A Brown Hyena at Rietvlei Nature reserve South Africa (pictures © Deon Hoon)

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