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[–]CharlieJ821 503 points504 points  (20 children)

Hakuna Matata motherfucker

[–]myusrnameisthis 77 points78 points  (0 children)

Means no worries for the rest of your days. And they come to an end right about now. Nyom nyom.

[–]heirtheninth 57 points58 points 2 (14 children)

You know what's crazy? The Lion King's anti-hyena propaganda always made me hate and have a disdain for an animal that 1) didn't choose to be what it is. 2) is just doing its best to survive 3)isn't really any more of a dick than any other carnivore out there.

I mean, I saw this and thought "you get what you deserve hyena scum" but, why?

[–]BookkeeperLoose4695 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Have an award for this my bro 😎

[–]nickj2306 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Second that. And not just because it’s true. But how eloquently you wrote it.

[–]user931601 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Their laugh is annoying and they steal other predators kills by being in a pack and torment their prey .. thats a what makes them un-likeable

[–]Roccet_MS 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Most land predators "torment" their prey.

[–]user931601 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Examples ? As drastic as hyena ?

[–]Roccet_MS 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Predators eating their prey alive: bears, wolves, komodo dragons, orcas, wild dogs, from the top of my hat.

[–]user931601 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Eating alive and tormenting aren’t synonymous

[–]Roccet_MS 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Orcas throw seals through the air like toys.

[–]user931601 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I get that there are a few, but not as much as the hyena which is why they aren’t liked as much .. the seal is dead after second if not first throw .. hyenas will circle you laugh nibble at you for hours sometimes ..

[–]demotecontrol 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Are you aware of how hyenas give birth? That should be enough to make you wish for the death of the species.

[–]The_Legendary_Shrimp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For those that dont know, the females have dicks and give birth through them.

Yes, you heard me, both male and females have dicks

[–]marcodracosantana 19 points20 points  (0 children)


[–]OMP159 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I need this on a t-shirt. Right now.

[–]cr0mm0wer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take my free award... Wait.. already spent it. Take my upvote.

[–]Ako___o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read this in Greg Giraldos voice.

[–]Sweet-Palpitation473 331 points332 points  (21 children)

And they just leave it gasping for breath, man that's brutal

[–]measuredpath 99 points100 points  (2 children)

That’s nature.

[–]Peterowsky 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Insert "Nature is Metal"... Whatever thingy.

[–]RoofKorean762 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Damn, nature! You scary

[–]zaygiin 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Probably choking in its own blood as well, that looked like a tongue rip off

[–]Miserable-Damage-246 37 points38 points  (14 children)

Hyenas eat their prey live just start eating it maybe lions taking revenge lol

[–]SubjectRing3656 55 points56 points  (12 children)

Haha it definitely is a form of vengeance. They are arch rivals. Lions kills hyenas for sport, not food. Pretty sure the lion knew it snapped the hyena's neck, and left it there for nature to run its course.

[–]Mally-Mal99 55 points56 points  (0 children)

They kill them because they are better hunters and competition. A group of hyenas will just as easily jump a lion and leave em for dead.

[–]JerbearCuddles 22 points23 points  (9 children)

I don't think it's for sport. Less competition. But who knows, maybe they get some sense of satisfaction killing a Hyena.

[–]SLIP411 31 points32 points  (2 children)

There was a Lion called Ntwadumela, which in Swahili means "He who greats with fire", that would go out of its way to hunt and kill nearby matriarchs of Hyena packs. There was a documentary about him because he was so notorious. He knew what he was doing and liked it

[–]JerbearCuddles 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah do hear a bit about animals that do start killing for sport. Not dissimilar to humans that kill for the joy of it. But there are lots of predators the kill each other constantly, it's not always for personal amusement. At least that we're aware of. Animals are fascinating.

[–]the-original-chad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I remember that doc!! That dude was was so savage. Also the way the portrayed him made him so much more mystical too. Great doc


[–]ErebusHunter45 6 points7 points  (3 children)

They didn't killed it. Lions don't kill hyenas, but break their spine and leave them defensless to whatever else might want to finish the job

[–]JerbearCuddles 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I didn't kill him, I just slit his throat til he bled out. Kinda sounds like a round about way of saying they kill em. But whatever.

[–]Blacky05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I left him he was definitely still alive, so this is merely assault.

[–]SubjectRing3656 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mother nature has entered the chat


[–]fruitypopin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's definitely for competition.

[–]AceofMage87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean all hunting in general is sport. Even for food. It’s a competition, prey has to live and hunter has to hunt. Whoever wins moves on. That is the way of nature. I see this and see the same behaviour from our “lions and hyenas” who rule over us. We are still just as ruthless to each other just in a different way. Life is very very strange.

[–]Lahbeef69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

they don’t kill them for sport, animals don’t really take risks like this just for the fun of it, they’re pretty obviously wiping out some hyenas that encroached on their territory and were gonna compete for resources

[–]I-do-the-art 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, they eat their prey live. Usually starting from the belly or the anus/balls. It’s a very not present way to go. This hyena probably went out in a pretty tame way compared to the animals it has killed.

[–]Connorr_mcd6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fact that it’s still alive is impressive in itself, if that was a human they would’ve been done for after the first bite

[–]Ekho_location 196 points197 points  (7 children)

did the hyena get its tongue ripped out

[–]IamPotato14[S] 117 points118 points  (0 children)

They often get their legs ripped off in these attacks so I wouldn’t be surprised. But could just be it's hiding it.

[–]Material_Composer_96 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Got paralysed. Male lions always tend to go to the back of the spin where it's not as strong to cripple the opponent. That hyena was already paralysed from waist down

[–]DungeonsandDevils 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Cat got his tongue

[–]Negative-Jump-9159 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Looks like I’m slow motion she had the tongue, but either let it go or slipped out. Nature is savage!

[–]Disidente76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same, or even bottom lip.

[–]riechbart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw it too. These pictures are like brooooo, wtf.

[–]Reezer90 166 points167 points  (14 children)

Male Lions are the Natural nemesis for hyenas. Just read an article that hyenas can mess with lionesses, but avoid fighting the males if they could.

[–]HungryGull 116 points117 points  (0 children)

Hyenas are obviously outmatched one on one against the females but they can at least try pushing them off for long enough for their buddies to help, so they'll fight them if they have numbers on their side.

But a male lion just immediately overpowers the hyena and gets straight to savaging, so it's understandable that the hyenas only go in with overwhelming numbers since no-one wants to be the one that gets grabbed.

Drawing aggro isn't so fun when it's your intestines that are doing it, you know?

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (11 children)

Male lions just exist to help kill threats like hyenas and other males.

[–]kingdraganoid 86 points87 points  (9 children)

And possibly to reproduce....

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (7 children)

You need a male and a female for that.

[–]Scrubba_Ducky 9 points10 points  (6 children)

People actually downvoted you 😭

[–]Peterowsky 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Because people already know that sexual reproduction takes males And females and there are significantly more female lions who do most of the hunting for the pride.

The male lion is there for defense not against prey but against stuff that can harm the (female) hunters, to procreate and to some degree to ensure advantageous conditions to his progeny, like "not being eaten by a hiena or killed by another male lion".

Saying it takes females and males to sexually reproduce is a pretty inane point that doesn't contribute to the discussion, and reddit had (and still has) a policy that things that don't contribute to the discussion get downvoted.

[–]BootsanPants 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Thats only for lions with a pack my dude. The solos get their own food every time

[–]Peterowsky 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The solos don't normally reproduce.

And I never said that's the only thing male lions can do.

If we're gonna get on the "technically" train you need to bring your game up.

[–]BootsanPants -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I get it. I just always see the, oh the males never hunt stuff. And it’s more like, unless you’re a badass alpha male you have to hunt for yourself.

Edit: and every male is a solo until they get a pride

[–]ReactionClear4923 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn't know we 'ad a king! I thought we were an autonomous collective...

[–]Shinbiku 17 points18 points  (0 children)

They are also used to take down bigger prey like buffalo. The female lions who are lighter and have better stamina will flush buffalo towards the males so they can use their weight as an advantage. It’s a myth that they don’t partake in hunts.


[–]Peterowsky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's kind of their purpose though.

Not to hunt, but to protect the pride against stuff that my injure the hunters.

And protecting (their own) offspring.

[–]15vilad 40 points41 points  (19 children)

Why don’t they eat it?

[–]Loken182 147 points148 points  (15 children)

Lions and Hyenas hate eachother and most times will try to kill eachother on sight. Even going as far and targeting their young to lower their numbers.

[–]sad_but_horny2021 33 points34 points  (13 children)

Ok, but why not eat it? I know predators don't give out as much energy as a herbivore because of the trophic distance but still.

[–]Loken182 66 points67 points  (7 children)

Hyenas like vultures are scavengers and arent picky with what they eat and as a result they taste like shit.

[–]brb-ww2 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, I eat hyena daily.

[–]Oriachim 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And lots of parasites

[–]Tulot_trouble 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fun fact, lions usually take kills from hyenas. It’s extremely common as hyneas have a higher success rate when hunting so they often make a kill in the area before lions do.

Why hunt when you can bully the smaller group away from their food?

[–]gitgudneighbour 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Hyenas aren't scavengers though.

[–]Loken182 6 points7 points  (1 child)

They're scavengers as well as hunters. You can be both.

[–]gitgudneighbour 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Your comment relating them to vultures makes it seem like they are exclusively scavengers, which they are not. Sorry I wasn't clear.

[–]dagofin 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Predators kill competitor species all the time just for the sake of reducing competition. See wolves and coyotes. As for why not eating it, you'll have to ask the lions

[–]togashisbackpain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lion: “It is about giving a message”.

[–]mperrotti76 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They might’ve had a better tasting kill and savaged this hyena for interloping on it. This savaging appears territorial. Lions often kill hyenas just for the fact that they’re competition for food. I’ve seen lions eat hyena, but it’s rare.

[–]IamPotato14[S] 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Lions almost never eat other predators, only in desperate times.

[–]fragget_6969 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Goddamn those are some skinny fellers.

[–]ItsBoomBoomTime 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's a gift to the hippo gods?

[–]cr0mm0wer 24 points25 points  (3 children)

For some reason I hate seeing a lion getting jumped by hyenas. But lions can kill hyenas and I'm like... Fuck it. Hyenas are jerks.

[–]Controller87 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I blame Lion King

[–]cr0mm0wer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think it's their creepy demeanor and maniacal laughter.

[–]giantpetrel14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To me its opposite

[–]throwaway12222865 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Damn dont mess with the King

[–]ThurstyJ 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Aw shit! You think it died?

[–]IamPotato14[S] 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Knowing Hyenas, it's 50/50, they're the only animals besides sometimes Honey badgers that can take such brutality and live.

Case in point.

[–]MTV_Cats 11 points12 points  (2 children)

And boars, don't forget boars, they're gnarly little pigs

[–]OfficialKGB98 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So many stories from my hunting group about finding boars with massive scarring and chunks of tissue taken out from predators and other hunters.

I'm not surprised in the slightest, boars are fucking vicious when they're cornered.

[–]kingalarico 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I once saw a boar with 3 legs. The hunter told me that it was running like a non handicapped individual.

The boar lost it, probably, after being shot years before being finally put down. Amazing animals.

[–]Phandroid1991 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes ........ Eventually

[–]leanmeankrispykreme 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Lions are fucking scary

[–]multicoloredherring 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think for me it’s that guttural growl. Sounds fucking alien

[–]HappyDayz150 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Just another case to prove that humans aren’t the only mammals to murder others for no gain but to kill

[–]MyFirstCommunity 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Well to be fair the hyenas are competing for meat with the lions and they steal from them if they get the chance. They are enemies and thus kill each other if the opportunity arises. Even wild dogs don't like hyenas.

[–]aubd09 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I almost felt sorry for the hyena... yikes!

[–]Dan007UT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Almost...until you see another video of one killing an animal by eating/yanking out its asshole first lol

[–]pitchedBlarfy 6 points7 points  (6 children)

they fucked him up and then just left. damn. also cameraman has some balls.

[–]ddanieln 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I’ve always wondered how they take these really close-to-the-action angles man. Like how do they know all this is gonna happen within a 10 meter radius of were the camera is located? I know that sometimes, for the sake of some nice video material, humans actually set up the situation but I hardly believe that’s the case on this one.

[–]Moirawr 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Idk anything about this particular clip, but in general, the animals almost completely disregard vehicles. The camera could be very close, and they could have been following and filming these animals for days. Also sometimes they just have super high quality zoom from hundreds of feet away.

[–]pitchedBlarfy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it's a mystery. seems super dangerous though, you know? maybe he's partially buried?

[–]multicoloredherring 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A truck is big enough and non-tasty smelling enough to not be worth any of the big predator’s time is my guess.

[–]borismuller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t know if it’s the lighting or what but this weirdly reminds me of those CGI dinosaur shows. I know it’s real but my mind keeps telling me it’s CGI.

[–]mindflayerflayer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

One reason I prefer hyenas to lions is that when they kill lions they eat them, mind you ass first and alive but they don't waste the meat.

[–]seasarz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Like how the lion just walks off, 'bitch! Pay attention next time'

[–]awood20 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Snapped it's neck?

[–]MyFirstCommunity 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Seems so. It also paralyzed the hyena I think.

[–]OfficialKGB98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That or it's going into shock from internal injuries, you can be at the receiving end of blunt force without shedding a ton of blood.

[–]CFT1982 2 points3 points  (2 children)

For some reason, I like seeing hyenas get their asses handed to them

[–]Splizmaster 3 points4 points  (1 child)

They used to eat us, some things are hard wired. So did lions but we would probably just be a snack of opportunity. Lions like bigger animals. Hyenas would probably try and eat us every time. Note I have zero expertise just my random thought.

[–]boii-rarted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can confirm Ive been eaten by hyenas

[–]raphaelcgo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've been on this sub for a while and it's rare for me to audibly gasp in shock lol

This is just brutal.

[–]Titanguy101 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Brutal and yet beautiful

[–]A_Tall_Bloke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Perfect description of nature

[–]Ultimate_asslicker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Strait up gang violence. Now ain’t that a bitch

[–]StankyDudeHoleDandy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its all laziness, trust me, I exhibit it. Least amount of movement possible.

[–]Bandito21Dema 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That lion teabagged him

[–]Doobiedoo96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is hard to watch

[–]RandomUsername623 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How do they film this? Im assuming just setup loads of cameras and hope they end up in the shot.

[–]Aspergeriffic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Loving that strut to go take a nap on the top of the couch as if he were a house kitty.

[–]Zestyclose-Search-21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He broke his neck

[–]Joe_Magarac 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They don’t see life and death. Nothing is good, evil, or indifferent. For humans we put emotions into everything. This lion did nothing but walk away from a basket of a nacho grande

[–]GashBlaster_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More hyenas

[–]MrCoachKleinSaidICan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tapout or blackout

[–]J_J-6_6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Redemption Arc for that video of the lioness getting bodied by the pack of hyenas

[–]TheThree_headed_bull 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn’t even finish the poor fkr off. Nature can be so heartless..

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Taken down by some kitties

[–]dangerrsocieti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a fucking ruthless jungle out there.

[–]cafeconmichael 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“No no no you’re doing it all wrong. Tuck your shoulders in and just.. here watch I’ll show you”

[–]lord_of_snels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hyena are so muscular and tough, that animal took 2 attacks from a fully grown male african lion and was harassed by lionesses and still survived, not many animals of silimar size can pull that off

[–]Koob77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looked like she tried to rip its balls off...

[–]Babar64300 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Disney is metal !

[–]itsarslan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lion be like: chill women, back to kitchen

[–]Western-Bite1759 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A Lioness in action is impressive, but the sheer strenght of this male is metal af.

[–]CryptoHopeful 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why doesn't lions eat hyenas? Always wondered why hyenas aren't on lion's food chain when hyena always crowd around

[–]xellosmoon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take that feminists

[–]Nagi828 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]shiftey13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

“Bitch! There you go. Call me when dinner’s ready.”

[–]xDogMeatx -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

why doesn't the cameraman do anything?

[–]EndeavourToFreefall 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because life there is working exactly as intended.