Feeding Wild Hyenas in Harar, Ethiopia- a story of bravery by Elsh
Hyena man: so you’re gonna take this stick and put it in your mouth and I’ll put a strip of camel meat on it and the Hyena is basically gonna eat it from your mouth.
Elsh: ….wait what? Are you sure about this?.. it won’t see me as the better meal here?
Hyena man: no don’t worry you’ll be fine, I’m one of them, they know me.
Hyena man: You did really great but I’m gonna need you not to show your teeth like that again, they might take it as a sign of aggression and then I can’t really help you.
Elsh: I had to pull my lips back cause I really thought she was gonna eat my face, but okay
*Hyena man breaks the stick in half so it’s shorter, and crowd goes “Ooooo”*
Hyena man: remember just be normal and she won’t hurt you
Hyena man gives me the entire basket of camel meat: here Elsh let her eat straight from the source
Elsh: I can’t believe I’m actually doing this…
Long story short before doing this I really thought I wouldn’t make it out alive but eventually I learned how calm and gentle these Hyenas were they would actually line up to eat and take turns, I did not expect them to be this big though I’m 6’1 205lbs and the alpha female made me look small.