Honey badger takes on a python

Honey badger

Honey badger by Matt Meyer

Aquavision has come to the party again, although this time with a far gorier sighting than the one we shared previously of the buffalo cow giving birth. Living up to its name, this clip is another from their remarkable Caught in the Act series. In it a Honey badger takes on an adult southern African python. Grossly outmatched in both size and weight, you’d think the much smaller animal wouldn’t stand a chance against such a formidable opponent. Had it been the middle of the day – and hot – you’d be right. But unfortunately for this snake, its fearless attacker came upon it at night when its cold blood had slowed its movements down to something approximating molasses.

Watching such gruesome footage definitely isn’t for everyone, so if you tend towards being squeamish then it’s probably a good idea to revisit the gamboling elephants or dive-bombing birds posts instead. And remember, if you have video clips of your visit to MalaMala that you’d like to share then drop us a line.

Happy almost weekend folks, enjoy!

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