A honey badger was rescued from the coils of a python by two jackals and was then helped by them in killing the snake before he turned on his new friends to steal the reptile.
Roselyne Kerjosse captured the spectacular fight to the death while on safari in Chobe Park, Botswana last month.
When the 60-year-old began recording, the honey badger was in mortal danger, with the python wrapping its entire body around it.
The honey badger lies helplessly in the grip of the python before the pair of jackals arrive and start biting at the snake, allowing the badger to flee
The honey badger writhes around in the grave grip of the python as the jackals arrive to start biting at the reptilian predator
The honey badger takes the snake in its jaws and tries to drag it away as the two jackals attempt to get hold of the meal as well
A jackal has one end of the snake in its jaws while the honey badger snatches up the other in a fierce tug of war for the prey
One of the jackals attempts to pick up the snake by its tail before the the honey badger rages towards it and tries to give him a bite for his troubles
A tug of war for the massive snake takes place on the savannah floor before the honey badger managed to prevail and take the snake for himself