Honey badger takes on python and 2 jackals

A ferocious honey badger valiantly fought a giant python and two jackals in a desperate struggle captured on camera.

Tourist Roselyne Kerjosse filmed the battle in Chobe Park, Botswana, in November.

The honey badger and the snake are locked in mortal combat when a jackal enters the picture. The snake appears to be strangling the badger, but the mammal slips free and gets the upper hand on the python, dragging it.

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Honey Badger (Mellivora Capensis)
Honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel. Wildlife animal.
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A honey badger in a wildlife center in South Africa.
Honey badger in the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, South Africa
Honey badger in the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, South Africa
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A Honey Badger in Southern African savanna
Honey badger or Mellivora Capensis looking for food in the national park in South Africa. It is an omnivorous predator, rare to see in nature. It is fearless and therefore aggressive and dangerous.

Another jackal then enters the fray and the two menace the badger, leading to a tug of war over the now-motionless python. Despite being outnumbered, the badger shows itself to be a true warrior.

- This article first appeared on HuffPost
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