Brave Mongoose Fends Off Four Lions While They Try To Attack

Published December 6, 2016 50,475 Views

Rumble Everyone has to eat to survive and these four lions are ready to attack their next meal, a mongoose. What we expect to be a quick kill, turned out to be a much harder task for the lions. This mongoose wasn't going to give up without a fight. Four lions were left with their tails between their legs when a mongoose bravely took on the predators. The mongoose may be under two feet tall, but that doesn't stop it, it is ready to fight. The aggressive mongoose growled at the felines and even bit one at the nose, this is one brave mongoose!

Mongooses are one of the bravest animals in nature. There’s the famous fictional mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in the “Jungle Book” that battles a cobra. And then there’s this real-life mongoose in Kenya that was caught on film in Masaai Mara National Park fending off four lions! Amazing!

The shocking fight, which was photographed in 2011 but has just been released, began in the Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya, when photographer Jerome Guillaumot came across four young lions surrounding the terrified marsh mongoose. The lions chased the mongoose into a hole in the ground, but the mongoose wasn't done with it's fight. It came back out and fought the predators once again before running for cover, amazing! For more information, visit

During a trip toKenya, Jerome Guillaumot caught something truly fascinating. Maybe even something a little adorable. This professional photographer stumbled across a mongoose surrounded by four fearsome lions, a situation that you’d think would have an obvious outcome. In a bizarre turn of events, the plucky mongoose started running around manically while screaming at the predators.

Even the lions were caught off-guard. Stunned, they began to edge back with uncertainty. With every screech the little mongoose advanced towards its would-be tormentors, intimidating them through sheer noisiness. One lion got brave and gave its prey a bash over the head with its large paw, but the mongoose barely registered the blow and continued to edge forwards menacingly. It even dared to physically attack the mighty monarch of the jungle, launching itself at one lion’s face at lightning speed.

The surprise managed to buy the mongoose enough time to make a break for it, but the confused lions weren’t ready to give up just yet, and chased after the loud little lout. Their pursuit proved unsuccessful, as the mongoose threw itself into the safety of a nearby hole in the ground. The lions gathered around the hole in frustration, having let their prey slip through their fingers. But the fearless mongoose clearly enjoyed the taste of power, and emerged from the hole for one more round.

As the brave little mongoose continued to scream and shout, the stunned lions once again felt their nerves shake and backed away.Though they’re known for taking on venomous cobras without fear, this is the first time a mongoose has been filmed fending off predators as big and fierce as lions.

Check out this video of a brave mongoose fighting for its life! Have you ever seen prey fighting back against their predators? Let us know in the comment section down below!