Hyenas are actually pretty cool creatures. We saw them twice on our game drives in Sabi Sand and we heard them nightly howling outside.
Back at the first scene, one of the overfed hyenas laid down in front of the car which put us in a bit of a bind since we weren't in a position to back up. Fortunately, it eventually waddled down to the watering hole on our left for a drink and we were able to continue on our way.
Check out more pictures of hyenas from our safari here:
We also discovered on our last day at Simbambili that hyenas sometimes roam into the open camp - there are no doors or windows in the community area. A hyena was responsible for chewing this couch cushion! He must have been really hungry to do that ;-)