A video has surfaced of a group of mongoose pups wrestling in the Sabi Sands game reserve.
Their play in interrupted by a curious hornbill who takes a closer look, a hilarious interaction between the hornbill and a mongoose pup ensues.
According to National Geographic: “While hornbills have a mutualistic hunting relationship with adult mongooses, they have also been known to eat vertebrates the size of these pups.”
This just goes to show that the instincts of the mongoose pup were right to react the way it did.
However, in this case the mongoose may have been trying to lure the hornbill into a game, according to experts when a mogoose lies on its back it is not necessarily trying to play dead as the action is also an invitation to wrestle.
The funny video has already amassed over 5 million views on Facebook since it was posted.
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