A python had a death grip on a honey badger. But then, two jackals showed up and the fight for survival was on.
A safari trip in Chobe Park, Botswana for Roselyne Kerjosse turned into an epic struggle for wildlife survival as she captured an amazing death match between a hungry python, a lucky honey badger and a pair of sneaky jackals.
Incredibly, the python, which was probably on the badger's lunch menu, had turned the tables on the tough-as-nails predator and was coiled around the badger in a death grip that it couldn't break. It was then that the two back-stabbing jackals crept in to make this a fatal-four-way match.
Since the jackals wanted the python for themselves, and the honey badger wasn't about to give in, a fight for the ages was about to begin. It's one of those stories that would be hard to believe if there wasn't the video evidence to back the encounter up. You can watch it all unfold in the video below.
Honey badgers are one of the most ferocious animals known to man. For being so small in stature, they still hold their own over creatures such as lions and even buffalo.
Jackals on the other hand are opportunity hunters that get what they can from some other predator that is better at hunting than they are, kind of like that brother-in-law that never gets a deer, but always wants some of your jerky.
Pythons on the other hand generally eat smaller mammals, but have been known to go all the way up to antelope. Unfortunately for this big reptile, it lost out on a honey badger thanks to two freeloading jackals.