Life in Africa…..

Most of the time I have to gently inform people that even though we live in Africa, we do not have wild animals roaming the streets. Johannesburg is a first world city.

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Johannesburg City Skyline

I may however have to take this back….a Brown Hyena has just been found in a well-populated Johannesburg suburb just up the road from where I live!!

This is what a Brown Hyena looks like – they stand over a metre high and weigh about 40 kg.  I have seen them in the Kruger Park, and they are quite scary!

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Hello Gorgeous! Brown Hyena

Happily, especially for the Hyena’s sake, she has been darted by the FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and safely repatriated to Johannesburg Zoo.

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Caught in Action! African wildlife and city life meet up!

As the local like to say here, Africa is not for sissies!! 🙂

 

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