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Watch A Mongoose Fend Off Four Lions

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Kristy Hamilton

West Coast Editor

clockSep 18 2014, 20:00 UTC
2163 Watch A Mongoose Fend Off Four Lions
Screen capture from a Barcraft TV video that was filmed by Jerome Guillaumot.

A brave mongoose decides take on its aggressors in a video posted by Barcroft TV. The battle of the carnivores wasn't exactly even, with a two kilogram mongoose putting up a fight against four 100 kilogram lions. 

The incident took place in Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya, when photographer Jerome Guillaumot stumbled across four lions and one feisty mongoose. While the fight for survival was filmed in 2011, the video was only recently released.

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Mongooses are small mammals that live in burrows and feed on animals such as rodents, birds, reptiles, insects and worms. Some species also eat fruit, nuts and seeds. The most famous example of the audacity of mongooses is when they attack venomous cobras, but filming a mongoose fight a lion is exceptionally rare. 

 

 


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