hyenas, terrifying and excellently organized predators of the savannah
also surprisingly docile and like neck scritches and have a tail chasing compulsion
if you don’t think hyenas are great then you’re objectively wrong
Aaaahhh, I love hyenas. :D
Hyenas: Always getting a bad rap because lions are jerks. Lions actually steal from hyenas most of the time because hyenas are the better predators — but they’re also very skittish when faced with a giant pride of cats. Adorable babies!
Okay, lemme tell you about spotted hyenas, aka the BAMFiest BAMFs in the animal kingdom.
- Their societies are entirely female-dominated. Female hyenas are larger and stronger than males and have higher social status in clan hierarchy - even the lowest-ranking female in a hyena clan is higher up the social ladder than the highest-ranking male. They’re basically the Amazons of the animal world. The females even have false penis-like appendages (which are essentially large clitorises), which led the ancient Greeks to think that hyenas were hermaphrodites. Because fuck your narrow human perceptions of sex and gender roles, that’s why.
- They are considered the dominant predators of the African savannah, despite not being the largest or strongest, because they are the most successful hunters. Their hunting success rate is estimated to be about 70-80%, meaning that they catch about 70-80% of prey they pursue - a freakishly high statistic (to compare, the success rate of lions and wolves is about 20-30%). They also scavenge much less than lions do, as whowasntthere said, and are incredibly adaptable and opportunistic predators, meaning that they are also the most common and widespread of the large African carnivores. That’s not too bad for an animal typecast as a lazy scavenger.
- Their jaws are some of the strongest in the animal kingdom, stronger than those of lions, tigers, wolves or perhaps bears, and can crush elephant and giraffe bones; hyenas are also able to digest all bone matter. Don’t tell me that’s not metal as fuck.
- Despite looking like dogs, they are not part of the dog family and are actually more closely related to cats. Because fuck your logic. Nature does what it wants.
- They are incredibly intelligent. They are easily as intelligent as primates and some scientists claim that their intelligence may even rival that of the great apes, which would make them among the most intelligent animals in the world. Hyenas even outperform chimpanzees on some tests, which is pretty damn awesome, considering that chimpanzees are our closest relatives and all.
So yeah, basically hyenas are awesome and badass as well as truly fascinating animals and if you don’t have at least a bit of respect for them you’re wrong.
dating people with mental disorders: do not try to fix them for fucks sake do not try to be their savior or some shit just be there for them just love and support them and care for them and help them out and motivate them okay
get them professional help if needed- you are their significant other NOT their therapist please don’t try to be either
Sometimes I think to myself, “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?”
And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most if north America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half the worlds population
And I’m like, fuck yeah I want that chocolate bar
This person has the most real values to date
of being fucked over by people that I work with or that I call my friends…
My good friend for years hates me and is a sociopath…I can’t even stand to think of him because of how rude he was to me..and all I did was be nice..
My current job screwed me and my boyfriend over by calling us liars and peices of shit….I pride myself on what I do and one of my buttons is when someone questions it…they questioned it and tried to guilt me into continuing my work for them….I cannot help people who are in their 60s doing something just for a tax write off and lying….I would’ve done my job for free is they treated me right and my car payment wasn’t over 300$ a month….I never thought I’d say “I hate them” about this group of people…..but I do..and it’s a shame….4..almost 5 years of helping..busting my ass and caring…down the damnned drain…
I found a new job…haven’t been there long…but the lead store clerk just up and left…no warning and no 2 weeks…I covered her shifts to try and help her and now I may be admitted to the hospital because of how sick I have become from dealing with everyone’s shit…
My mother raised me to be nice to everyone…but that is getting me no where..it is actually making me more depressed and sick……I am so done.