You think honey badgers are fierce? Have a look at this mongoose taking on four lions. This video was posted to YouTube only four days ago and has garnered nearly 2.8 million views. I suspect people love a feisty underdog.
The backstory from the Global Post
The honey badger — who, you should remember, doesn’t care about a single thing — is the reigning champion of animal kingdom badassery.
That said, this little mongoose is an absolute gangster of the highest order.
This little guy was chilling in Masaai Mara National Park, Kenya when four lions decided he had a very promising future as their lunch. What they didn’t realize is that mongoose doesn’t care, not even a little bit.
He went full honey-badger on these predatory clowns. Get some, mongoose. Get some.
Thankfully, this fight — one of the greatest underdog victories in the history of animal pugilism — was captured on film by Jerome Guillaumot, a nature photographer. He shot the video in 2011 and it’s just been released.