I’m sure that nearly everyone will be incredibly surprised at what was in the cage when Atef took Alia and I to show us what the neighbours had caught.
This is a striped hyena which when I undertook some further research found out that it occurs throughout all of the country. This baby one was caught up in the hills just behind our house. I’m not sure what the people who caught it are intending to do with it, but generally hyenas are not viewed in best light by locals.
This is the first time that I’ve seen a striped hyena in Jordan but there have been several occasions when we’ve been sitting outside at night that we’ve heard them.