In the early morning, there was nothing to make the hyena pull the honey badger out to play (an animal that has no fear) and the end was severely bitten by it.

Neil Rosewall, a 65-year-old retiree, was lucky enough to see this amazing interaction and has shared photos and stories with us:

These hyenas took more bites than they could chew when they tried to harass a honey badger but immediately regretted taking down the ferocious creature! This amazing interaction takes place on the S127 road near Satara in Kruger National Park.

Hyenas Harass Honey Badger But Immediately

“We set off on S127 to see the stray dogs that had been around for a few days. After spending time with them, we headed to the Timbavati picnic site. About a kilometer from the wild dogs, we spotted a honey badger feeding near the road. While we were watching it, two hyenas emerged from the bushes and headed straight for the badger and started harassing it.”

Hyenas Harass Honey Badger But Immediately Regret it

“It was trying to keep feeding, but they kept getting close and it looked like they wanted to grab it. The honey badger lost his temper and began to growl and growl at the hyenas. They seemed surprised and stepped back a bit. The honey badger then went on a full-scale attack and chased both hyenas around. Eat tit for tat here and there. ”

Hyenas Harass Honey Badger But Immediately Regret it

“The hyenas learned their lesson due to the honey badger’s aggression and wandered back into the bush, and the honey badger continued in the opposite direction. It is always good to drive slowly if you want to see smaller and more interesting things in the Park. ”

Hyenas Harass Honey Badger But Immediately Regret it

Honey badgers are known for their “no nonsense” attitude and this particular honey badger has lived up to its reputation. Spotted hyenas are a common sight in Kruger National Park, while honey badgers are harder to find.

Hyenas Harass Honey Badger But Immediately Regret it

These animals are rarely seen together making this an incredible sight one has ever witnessed. Most animals don’t mess with honey badgers because they are aggressive and tenacious – despite their size!