A hyena, replete with a murderous and often unmuzzled powerful jaw, that is apparently loved and cuddled by the entire family, including a baby girl.
I have to say, your bad-ass creds would be justifiably represented with such a creature at your command... if you can actually command more than merely contain it.
To me, there is no other creature on earth that is so loathsome as a hyena. The thought of embracing one as a pet just boggles the mind. It can't be good for the hyena or the human.
The photos by Pieter Hugo, taken in Nigeria, are stark and riveting, go see them all, if you can handle it.
Then, go cleanse your visual palate with a visit to the Friday Ark over at the Modulator. Cute kitties and puppies galore!
[ h/t haha.nu ]