These 3 leopards attacked the most aggressive animal in the world… and bitterly regretted it

Recently, an incredible scene occurred in the largest animal reserve in South Africa: a leopard mother and her cubs did not hesitate to confront a honey badger, aka the most aggressive animal in the world.

Everything small is nice “. One thing is certain: this saying does not apply to ratel. The reason ? This mustelid (also known as the “Cape zorilla”) is considered the most aggressive animal in the world.

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With its skin hard as leather and its sharp teeth, this predator does not hesitate to show its claws to protect its territory. And the least we can say is that these leopards have just learned the hard way. The latter attacked the small carnivore before seeing their assault turn against them.

“A Unique Show”

While training in the Kruger National Park – South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary – guide Dan Fiser and business consultant Paola Murguia are lucky enough to witness a fight between a honey badger and three leopards.

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We were parked near a mother leopard and her two cubs, who were sitting on the bank of the Sand River. We followed them as they moved“, explain the cookies on the site

Before adding:The two cubs entered the reeds and we heard a loud commotion to which the mother reacted. Then the three felines reappeared in front of us and fought against a ratel“.

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On the images requested by passers-by, we can see the Cape zorilla defending itself against the big cats: “The three leopards took turns trying to shoot down the honey badger“, without success. Big cats would surely be unaware that the mammal is known to prey on animals three larger than itself.

Once the fight was over, the leopards left empty-handed, while the terror of the savannah went away as if nothing had happened: “It was a unique show“.

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