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.
Battle: Iguana Vs. Multiple Snakes
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.
Battle: House Cat Vs. Alligators
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.
Battle: Alligator Vs. Python
The situation: The muddy waters of the Florida swamp have certainly seen their fair share of blood; but perhaps no fight was quite as bewildering as this. Here we see a territorial Python stave off a massive, beady-eyed alligator with simply the flick of his tongue. We only wish this epic exchange could be translated into human speak. What exactly did the snake say to generate such an unexpected reaction? Was it a threat, a promise or just a super thought provoking punchline? Whatever it was, the alligator - who seemed like he had a clear edge over his competition - runs off at the last minute with his tail between his leg, literally. Maybe he went home to think up a clever comeback.
Battle: Octopus Vs. Shark
The situation: Being an octopus in a shark tank usually sucks, no pun intended. However, the giant octopus in this particular tank is a cold-blooded, camouflaged shark killer on the prowl. It would appear he has actually taken out multiple sharks and left them swimming with the fishes but this is the only incident that aquarium employees were able to catch on tape.