Every evening, Yusuf Pepe feeds wild hyenas, just outside the city of Harar. This tradition started a long time ago, to prevent the hyenas from feeding on the local cattle. And, according to Yusuf, it really works. Therefore, every night - year round - he feeds a flock of wild hyenas, believed to live nearby, with raw meat given to him from the city's slaughterhouses. About 20 hyenas come to feed under his single light bulb. You can't see more than a few at a time, but you can hear them in the dark - fighting and "laughing".
Anyone who cares to watch can just appear in front of his house just after the sun sets. But remember, there are no fences here - and these animals are wild. Yusuf himself treats them like tame dogs. At first, he feeds them with his hands, then he puts the meat on a stick, which he puts in his mouth. If you're up to it, you can try too (but make sure your travel insurance will cover the damage if your face is chewed off). To find him, just ask anyone in Harar.