Striped Hyena

Food is a serious business in animal kingdom and when it comes to scavengers like the Striped Hyena (inhabitant of Indian peninsula), it can mean deploying tricks.
When scavenging on the kill of a Tiger or Leopard, the Hyenas have to be extremely careful. They do not stand a chance against Tiger but there have been several recorded instances where Hyena’s have displayed great courage and determination against Leopard. In certain instances, where they are cornered by Wild Dogs (or dogs from villages), it is quite surprising to observe that they do not put up a fight but resort to the trick of ‘shamming dead,’ where the animal lies in prone position, motionless and submitting to the tormenters.

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