Oooh great idea! I see that more as being Draco's animagus form, though. I'm not trying to raise the animagus vs. patronus debate again but in my opinion, a patronus is more a reflection of what a person views as his protector. Draco finds protection in a group and in having others to back him up. He rarely willingly goes up against an opponent if there's any chance of him being outmatched. Because of this, I think the hyena would be a pretty good patronus for Draco. Hyenas have an unfortunate reputation for being cowards, and they find protection in packs. With these similarities between the two in terms of what makes them feel protected, it would be almost as if the hyena-patronus was filling in for Draco's "pack" when he was in danger. Hopefully that makes senseOriginally Posted by moonys-muggle
Or if you do view the patronus as being a general reflection of oneself, then hyenas are also similar to Draco in that they are fierce (with a reputation for having a strong bite). They're also highly intelligent.