Then the mongoose begins screaming once again. What’s more, in a surprising turn of events, the lions start to back off as the mongoose approaches them. And, having confused the beasts once more, the mongoose finally runs off, leaving the big cats behind.
That concluded the unusual fight with an unpredictable outcome that even surprised Guillaumot. Indeed, although the Frenchman has photographed African wildlife many times before and often spots unique animal behaviors, witnessing such a plucky mongoose was a first for him. He would even go so far as to tell National Geographic that he had never seen anything like the Maasai Mara fight in 20 previous expeditions to Africa.