Honey Badger Turns The Tables On Python, Defends The Kill From Pair Of Hungry Jackals

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You can’t make this stuff up…

Africa is home to some of the most diverse and amazing wilderness in the world. There are so many unique habitats and creatures giving opportunity for abundance of wildlife. This just leads to the opportunity to be able to see some amazing stuff.

Honey badgers are a species of carnivorous mammals that are known for their fearlessness. They are one of the most fearless animals in the world and will attack and defend themselves against predators, including lions, hyenas and even venomous snakes.

Honey badgers are also known to be fearless hunters and are a relative of our local wolverine here in North America.

Pythons are a species of non-venomous snakes that are known for their massive size and power. They are also known for their gentle nature despite their terrifying size and looks.

Jackals are a wild dog, much like wolves are known for their intelligence and hunting abilities. Similar to coyotes, they are opportunistic hunters and will often scavenge for food, but will also hunt smaller mammals and birds when the opportunity is there.

Each of these animals is amazing and fierce, so what happens when they meet?

Honey badgers have been known to attack and kill pythons, while pythons have been known to constrict and kill jackals. In some instances, jackals will also scavenge on the kills of both honey badgers and pythons.

This video shows a honey badger and a python going head-to-head and the python is wrapped around the badger trying to stop the attack. In the beginning, it’s not looking good for the honey badgers, but honey badger don’t give a shit, it just takes what it wants.

A nearby jackal comes into view and checks out the battle. It decides it’s a good opportunity for itself to get a meal and joins into the fun. The python lunges towards it, then turns around and bites the badger trying to keep it in check.

The badger gets free, makes the kill and tries to drag its meal away, but the jackals aren’t having it. Another jackal comes in and tries to take it but the badger just keeps pulling it away.

A game of tug-of-war ensues, but the honey badger just don’t care and pulls it into a brushy area to chow down in peace.

What an absolutely wild scene.


Honey badger doesn’t give a shit, man:

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