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Hyenas store their food in the potty pool

Hyenas seem to love water. They use it for a nice cool bath, as a toilet, but also to store food. They drag their prey into shallow ponds and may leave it there for quite some time. Theories vary on why the do this. Some say, it makes the meat nice and munchy, or to hide it from competitors. Could be true. Cats don’t like water, but they do not eat hyena leftovers either, most of the time. It is a good way to keep the vultures away. They might smell the food, but can’t get to it in the water. Crocodiles might be a problem though. The hyenas who took over this pond checked it out. They return to it every afternoon, to lounge and to store their food in the potty pool…

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