Snapshot Serengeti Talk

What is this animal?

  • NeilKJT by NeilKJT

    I identified it as a Civet. Anyone agree. Also what are the single spots of light in the darkness?


  • areinders by areinders moderator

    I think it is a spotted hyena, based on the spots and the black-tipped tail. Civets have more stripes in the rump area.

    The spots of light are most likely bugs/moths reflecting in the flash of the camera.


  • davidbygott by davidbygott moderator in response to areinders's comment.

    Yes - no doubts there.