14 Crazy Animal Fights That Didn't Go Down The Way You Would Expect

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Vote up the animals who spun the circle of life in their favor.

The rule of the jungle is survival of the fittest, but every now and then, fate steps in and the underdog emerges triumphantly. At times, animal fights (even those that are to the death) end or even begin pretty unexpectedly. On the surface, it may appear these crazy animal fights are simply just entertainment. Look a little bit closer though, and you’ll soon realize that they’re teaching us a very important lesson.

Maybe we don’t know as much about the wild as we claim. Maybe, just maybe, the animal kingdom is more complex than we give it credit for, and the rules aren’t quite as black and white as they once seemed.

Wild animal fights can have surprising outcomes where the underdogs come out on top. These are situations where prey strikes back at their rivals and where bigger animals stand up for the little guys. Read on to hear some of the most riveting stories of animal survival. These tales of animal fights with surprising victors are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.


  • 1
    185 VOTES

    Battle: Iguana Vs. Multiple Snakes

    Battle: Iguana Vs. Multiple Snakes
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: In an epic montage that plays out like a wild, high-speed police chase, a lone iguana manages to escape the jaws of not one, not two, but dozens of slithering, hissing snakes. Talk about cold-blooded! The kung-fu kicks and tricky camera angles make it appear as if this iguana is even going so far as to kick his nemeses, the snakes, in the head as he sprints on to safety.

    Winner: Iguana

    185 votes
  • 2
    136 VOTES

    Battle: Gazelle Vs. Cheetah

    Battle: Gazelle Vs. Cheetah
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: This agile gazelle is bent on being more than just a side dish for a pack of predatory cheetahs. In an unfathomable chain of events, the gazelle manages to escape certain death by multiple carnivorous cheetahs, and even delivers a fatal blow to one of the pack members on his way out. Booyah!

    Winner: Gazelle

    136 votes
  • 3
    155 VOTES

    Battle: House Cat Vs. Alligators

    Battle: House Cat Vs. Alligators
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: Have you ever seen an alligator get b*tch slapped by a house cat in front of a little child? Well, in this video, you get to see it happen twice. Usually cats are considered dinner for alligators, but not this guy. This cat did not come here to play. 

    Winner: Coolest cat on earth.

    155 votes
  • 4
    64 VOTES

    Battle: Sloth Vs. Harpy Eagle

    Battle: Sloth Vs. Harpy Eagle
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: This video brings a whole new meaning to the idea of moving like a sloth. Here we see a sloth who moves like a boss through the jungle knocking out a harpy eagle with ease. The eagle is taken aback when the sloth's claws brush against his chest but he dare not push back for fear of more detrimental repercussions. If nothing else, this video serves as proof that slow and steady can be a deadly combination.

    Winner: Sloth 

    64 votes
  • 5
    69 VOTES

    Battle: Cat Vs. Cat

    Battle: Cat Vs. Cat
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: Who knew outfoxing cats was actually for the birds? Here we see a clever crow pull off something worthy of a Tweety Bird episode. He really does manage to talk his archenemies (two cats) out of eating him and into fighting each other instead. Anyone who has ever been egged into an argument or fist fight can surely relate to this scenario. The crow playing both sides of the fence is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and you won't even need to purchase a ticket. This show is on the house. Get it? Because it's happening on the roof of a house...

    Winner: Crow

    69 votes
  • 6
    102 VOTES

    Battle: Praying Mantis Vs. Spider

    Battle: Praying Mantis Vs. Spider
    Video: YouTube

    The situation: A praying mantis goes full Bruce Lee on an unsuspecting spider, indefinitely psyching out his foe. Who is your sensei, mantis? We'd love to know.

    Winner: Praying mantis

    102 votes