They say that it’s not the size that defines the fighter, but his heart and this little warrior serves as a living proof. Despite being less than two feet tall, a brave mongoose took on no fewer than four lions and emerged victorious.
Photographer Jerome Guillaumot was lucky enough to come across the scene in Kebya’s Masaa Mara National Park, after seeing four young lions surrounding a marsh mongoose. The mongoose aggressively growled at the felines and even bit one of them on the nose. The little fighter demonstrated that she could handle herself perfectly well, as she avoided each feline attack by skillfully dodging it and growling at the lions. Mr. Guillaumot, who is from Montpellier, France, said:
She was watching out for the lions that were still around. Then against all odds, she ran out of her hiding place and the fight resumed. Why did she take this risk? Impossible to know. But she was still fighting fiercely. In some way, the confrontation changed. The lions seemed confused, uncertain what to do.
Of course I was sure at this time that the mongoose would not escape this fight. The most extraordinary part of this sequence is the fierce defense of the mongoose and how its determination made it possible for it to face its opponents and eventually escape.
After confusing the lions even further, the mongoose managed to escape into a covered area unscathed and the cats were left trying to figure out what just happened. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A mongoose takes on four lions in the Masaa Mara National Park, in Kenya by growling at them and even biting one on the nose.
2. Photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across the scene after spotting the four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose.
3. It did not take long however for the mongoose to show the lions exactly what it was made of.
4. The mongoose finally managed to escape from the predators into a nearby hole.
5. However, it remarkably re-emerged to re-engage the confused cats.
And here is the video:
Source: The Mail Online.
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