Animals Video

By Joe McFarlane


A wildlife wrestling showdown was captured in film by a group of amazed tourists, ending in an unexpected twist.

While on safari in Chobe Park, Botswana, November, Roselyne Kerjosse, captured an epic triple threat match between a hungry python, a lucky honey badger and a sneaky pair of jackals that would put the WWE to shame.

When the 60-year-old began recording, the honey badger was in mortal danger, with the python wrapping its entire body around the badger and squeezing the life out of the its prey.

Luckily for the badger, a pair of jackals got involved in the showdown and after attacking the snake, the desperate badger managed to escape the coils of death.

What once started off as an easy meal for the python turned into a three on one attack as the badger and jackals turned their attention to the python.

In the biggest twist of fate, it was the badger who came out the victor after winning a tug of war for the Snake’s ropey body.

Roselyne said: “I was very disappointed because the honey badger, often described as brave and tenacious, was one of the animals I wanted to see during my safari, but not in this situation.

“I felt a big relief when the badger escaped.”