Another Yoruba ijala (hunting poem) about the hyena (see also the Sotho praise-poem about the Hyena). Hyena is regarded as the ultimate scavenger, there being nothing the animal won’t eat.

Hyena, who goes into the farm and finds that a three-year old bone is full of marrow for him,
Hyena, who is there when the mourner buries the corpse eats fat and bone, scabbard and hide.

from The Nigerian Field 18, 2 (April l953),
F.S. Collier