Dec 31, 2005

Don't Be Fooled by the Laughter

Disney had it right when they casted hyenas as the bad guys in The Lion King. These matriachal, pack-hunting, feline-related, opportunistic carnivores are one of the many ugly creatures that Africa has produced.

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If you poke around online you may come across sites that are done by hyena-apologists. They claim that hyenas are really misunderstood - that they are intelligent, communal, and wonderful beasts.

They are wrong. These beasts are nasty and ugly, with very few - if any - redeeming qualities. Really, the only thing worthwhile about these animals is that they are worthy of this website.


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Anonymous said...

That is a viperfish. (tye Saturday December 31, 2005 issue about the creatures that washed up with the tsunami. the "abominable" fish. My daughter just did a report on them. Pretty cool monsters, actually.

Raging Wombat said...

I hope my daughters become so informative, too. :)

Anonymous said...

"These beasts are nasty and ugly, with very few - if any - redeeming qualities."

...they're matriarchal - that's one redeeming quality.
...they (mostly) have the strongest jaw power of all animals - hey hey, that's another!

perhaps they are one of the "ugly" animals that Africa has produced...but at least they're not the ugliest website - which YOU produced.

BTW, ugly outside, does not mean ugly inside...

Siirenias said...

I don't know...aren't they red and squishy on the inside?

And yeah...this is an impressively ugly website. Nice work, that.