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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hyaena trap

The Karoo National Park region is an area where there are a lot of sheep farms.
Many years ago when there were still many hyaenas roaming free, the farmers would catch them in these traps as they would kill and eat their sheep.
It was build of stones and had a large enough entrance. Farmer would put some meat at the back of it to entice the animals in, then when they moves the bait, it would trigger a door behind then to shut down. On the other side was a small opening in the stones and through this, people could then kill the hyaena.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

Seems a shame but was an ingenious structure.