Scavenger outward of a rural edge (8)
I believe the answer is:
'scavenger' is the definition.
(I know that Aardwolf is a type of Hyaena)
I can't explain the rest of the clue.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for aardwolf that I've seen before include "Seeing wild animal" , "Nocturnal African mammal" , "Hyena-like mammal" .)